Human Rights Scholar to Speak at Miller Lecture Oct. 18

Oct. 12, 1999

A renowned scholar on international human rights law will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Robert T. Miller Professorship Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Jones Theater in the Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Building on the Baylor University campus. Dr. Donald Jackson, the Herman Brown professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Texas Christian University, will lecture on "American Exceptionalism and the Rule of Law," a presentation on recent efforts to create international institutions for the enforcement of human rights.

Jackson received his bachelor's and law degrees from Southern Methodist University and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Prior to his appointment at TCU, he served as a Judicial Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court. He joined the TCU faculty in 1975.

The author or editor of numerous books on civil rights policy and international human rights, Jackson's most recent book, The United Kingdom Confronts the European Convention on Human Rights, was published in 1997 by the University Press of Florida. Other works include Presidential Leadership and Civil Rights Policy, co-edited with Dr. J. Riddlesperger; Even the Children of Strangers: Equality Under the U. S. Constitution; and Comparative Judicial Review and Public Policy, co-edited with C. Neal Tate.

Jackson's current research interests include judicial reform and human rights enforcement in El Salvador and Guatemala, American presidents in civil rights policy, and a study of the creation of a permanent International Criminal Court.

The lecture series, which is sponsored by Baylor's department of political science, is named for the late Dr. Robert T. Miller, who taught in the political science department at Baylor from 1946-1995, serving as the chair of the department from 1962-1990.

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