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Randolph professor is featured speaker for Great Decisions Lecture Series

Jennifer Dugan

Jennifer Dugan

Randolph political science professor Jennifer Dugan is the first speaker in Lynchburg Public Library’s 2016 Great Decisions Lecture Series.

Dugan will deliver the presentation, “Advancing the UN Mission: The International Criminal Court and the Responsibility to Protect,” in the Community Room at Lynchburg Public Library on Thursday, February 4. Light refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m., and Dugan will speak at 3. The program is sponsored by the Lynchburg branch of the AAUW, the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg, the YWCA of Central Virginia, and the Lynchburg Public Library.

In her presentation, Dugan will discuss emerging norms in international law in which the United Nations has played a significant role. She will offer a positive look and a negative critique of the developments, and audience members will be asked to think about UN member states’ attempts to balance humanitarian principles with sovereign rights. At Randolph, Dugan brings the International Criminal Court cases to life by having her students participate in end-of-semester courtroom simulations.

For more information about Lynchburg Public Library, visit For more information about the Great Decisions Lecture Series and for a list of the other speakers, visit

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