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International criminal law expert to speak at USF St. Petersburg

Last year's presidential campaign ended without serious discussion of international law, and it appears the public and candidates no longer care about the subject, says Columbia Law School professor George P. Fletcher.

Fletcher, considered an expert on international criminal law, the jurisprudence of war and biblical jurisprudence, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's student activities center.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The activities center is on the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue S and Second Street.

During the lecture, titled "Crises of Respect in International Affairs," Fletcher will explain the critical role of respect, especially within the international legal order. He will identify several ways that post-Sept. 11 U.S. politics has encouraged a breakdown of respect.