"Normal people would not want to spend their lives in the graves, but Bill understands that by documenting death, you're protecting life."
--Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights

"Mass graves contain individuals."
--William Haglund

"The wrongs with we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated."
--Justice Robert Jackson, Chief Prosecutor for the United States at the Nuremberg Trials

Dr. William Haglund

Forensic Anthropology, International Justice, and the Quest to End Crimes Against Humanity 

October 30 - November 2, 2007

William HaglundDr. William Haglund, United Nations Senior Forensic Advisor for the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, and Senior Consultant to Physicians for Human Rights, was in residence at Brandeis University from October 30 to November 2, 2007. For more information about Dr. Haglund's background, click here. For a news story about his residency, click here.

Dr. Haglund is the second annual Distinguished Visiting Practitioner of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. The program brings "real-world" leading practitioners to campus for week-long residencies that combine public lectures, classroom visits, and small-group discussions on topics of current interest to a wide range of students and scholars at Brandeis.

Wednesday, October 24

3:30 p.m.

Levine Ross

A screening of The Seeker, film featuring the life and work of
Dr. Haglund

Tuesday, October 30

6:40 – 8 p.m.


"Criminal Law and Forensic Anthropology." An open discussion with William Leahy's International Criminal Law and Human Rights class and the Brandeis community.

Wednesday, October 31

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Heller School
Zinner Forum

"Uncovering the Dead: Truth and Justice After Mass Atrocities." Discussion and lunch with Master's Students in Sustainable International Development and the Brandeis community.

5:10 – 6:30 p.m.

Heller School
Schneider G4

Global Perspectives on Health. Dr. Haglund speaks about forensic anthropology and its relevance to the careers of health practitioners.

Thursday, November 1

12 – 1:30 p.m.

ASAC Atrium

"A Day In The Life of a Forensic Anthropologist"
Cosponsored by Hiatt Career Center

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

ASAC Atrium

Office hours for students to drop by for 1-on-1 conversations

3:30 – 5 p.m. International Lounge Keynote address "The Promise of Nuremberg"

Click here to download the complete schedule.

What is forensic anthropology? Click here to read Dr. Haglund's and Tal Simmons' article in New Approaches to Forensic Archeology by Hunter & Cox.

Hosting Dr. Haglund's visit is the Anthropology Department, with lead faculty member Elizabeth Ferry. The visit is also cosponsored by the Biology Department; Cultural Production; Health: Science, Society and Policy; the Heller School program in Sustainable International Development; Hiatt Career Center; International and Global Studies; the Latin American and Latino Studies Program; the Legal Studies Program; Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies, and is supported through the Martin Weiner Fund.