International Human Rights Attorney Eric Sirotkin
He works with the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in South Africa and Korea and gained widespread public attention with his award-winning film “Committing Poetry in Times of War” and will present two lectures open to the public. In his first lecture Oct. 22, at noon in Room 143, Sirotkin will discuss his work with the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Korea and South Africa. “These commissions and other peacemaking actions serve as a basis for empathic civilization,” Sirotkin said. His second lecture at 5 p.m., Sirotkin will discuss the peace process in Korea; this event will takes place in the Law School’s Barbieri Courtroom. “This is a 60-year-old conflict, but it holds the key to halt the march toward increased militarization in Asia,” he said. On Oct. 21, Sirotkin will present a performance piece that incorporates his award-winning film at 7 p.m. at Jones Radiator, 120 E. Sprague Ave. “Its aim is to empower and inspire people,” says Sirotkin, who sees his life’s work as “connecting creative expression with the promotion of peace, be it on a global or a local scale.” This event also is free and open to the public, but is limited to those age 21 and older.