Thursday 25 April 2024

7pm to 8.15pm

IWM London

You can watch the lecture on IWM's YouTube channel

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Due to high demand for this event, we live streamed the Annual Lecture on IWM's YouTube channel

A lecture on War, Genocide and Other Crimes by author, renowned human rights lawyer and UCL Law Professor Philippe Sands.

Get to grips with the stories behind the headlines and feel empowered to understand how we can better prevent, resolve and redress global conflicts. This April, Sands will explore topics of justice, international law, human rights and conflict resolution in a year when tensions are flaring up around the world. We’ll consider conflicts including Ukraine, Sudan and Israel-Gaza. 

The IWM Institute Annual Lecture series invites the world’s prominent speakers to find solutions to the most pressing conflict-related issues of today. Previous speakers include former UK foreign secretary David Miliband and celebrated historian Professor Margaret MacMillan.

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The Institute is IWM's research and knowledge exchange hub. We provide access to IWM's rich collections for research and innovation to increase the public's understanding of war and conflict.

What to expect

  • Philippe Sands

    Philippe Sands

    Philippe Sands KC FRSL FBA is Professor of Law at University College London and Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard. He is a practising barrister at 11KBW, appears as counsel before the International Court of Justice and other international courts and tribunals, and sits as an international arbitrator. His latest books are East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide (2016), The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (2020) and The Last Colony: A Tale of Exile, Justice and Britain’s Colonial Legacy (2022). He is a regular contributor and commentator on international law and justice in publications including the Guardian, Financial Times and New York Times, and appears regularly on the BBC and CNN

  • Lindsey Hilsum

    Lindsey Hilsum

    Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News' International Editor and the author of In Extremis; the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin, which won the 2019 James Tait Black Prize for biography. Her new book I Brought The War with Me; Stories and Poems from the Front Line will be published in September. Recently she has reported on the wars in Gaza and Ukraine, and the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan. She has covered the major conflicts and refugee movements of the past three decades, including Syria, Iraq, Kosovo and Rwanda, winning several awards. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and literary journals.

  • IWM London roof terrace lit for an event

    The Venue

    The Roof Terrace is a spectacular event space, dramatically suspended from the barrel-vaulted glass roof of IWM London and as if hanging in mid-air. Designed by Foster + Partners, the Roof Terrace with its dramatic bridge and views of the galleries below also provides a spectacular view of the Dome, once the chapel belonging to Bedlam, designed by Sidney Smirke. 

    Plan your journey: Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ (view map)

  • Watch on YouTube

    You can join the event on IWM's YouTube channel  at 7pm (GMT + 1).

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