International Humanitarian Law Seminar

United Nations building where Geneva Conventions were finalized

The American Red Cross in partnership with U.C. Hastings College of Law and Hernandez HQ is hosting “Journalists Caught in the Crossshairs of Armed Conflict,” a panel discussion about journalists’ rights under the Geneva Convention in honor of World Red Cross Day on May 8.

World Red Cross Day honors the birthday of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Henri Dunant, a Swiss businessman and social activist who inspired the Red Cross movement with his book, “A Memory of Solferino,” published in 1862 to propose the creation of a neutral organization to care for wounded soldiers.

This is the ninth year the Red Cross has hosted this event.

Panelists will include:

Jeff Raleigh: A former senior level U.S. Diplomat and senior manager for one of the world’s largest public affairs agencies who has worked in more than 30 countries

Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza: A 2012 Senior Fulbright Scholar in Botswana and expert on Transitional/ Post-Conflict Justice, International Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law.

Scott Johnson: An author and former bureau chief for “Newsweek” who has covered armed conflict, polistics and current affairs in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa.

This free event is open to the public with a limit of 150 guests. Journalists, law students, lawyers and champions of International Humanitarian Law encouraged to attend.

To register or for info call 415-427-8064 or email