James Pirtle, Seattle trial lawyer
The presentation entails the tragic story of Thomas Kwoyelo, former child soldier turned Commander in the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. He is the first combatant to be slated for trial in the new International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda. Kwoyelo's defense team won his case on appeal on equal protection grounds (though the government has refused to release him). We will discuss the status of this case, moral culpability, the plight of the child soldier, and the lasting consequences on the accused, the state, and the victims of rebellion."
James Pirtle: “Traditional Justice as an Alternative for Child Soldiers”
Max Blumenthal: “Goliath: Living and Loathing in Israel”
Christian Parenti: “Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence”
Kathleen Dean Moore: “RED SKY AT MORNING: Ethics and the Climate Crisis”
Nancy Lord: “Climate Change and Human Rights: Lessons from Alaska”
World issues Forum
The World Issues Forum of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies is dedicated to providing thought provoking educational opportunities to the campus and Bellingham community that support an informed and engaged global citizenry.
The World Issues Forum occurs weekly during each Academic quarter on Wednesdays.