Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Twelfth Series

2009

Roscoe Lecture Series

Twelfth Series - 2009

Liverpool John Moores University is committed to tackling important issues head on through public debate. In the 12th series, speakers delivered lectures on the theme of 'Terrorism and Tyranny'. The founder of the Lecture series, Lord David Alton, delivered a lecture entitled "Gladstone: Son of Liverpool, Scourge of Tyrants".
 

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores University

Anne Applebaum

Hitler and Stalin: The 20th Century's Cruellest Tyrants

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityAnne Applebaum is an American journalist and author, writing extensively on Communist Europe winning a Pulitzer Prize for Gulag: A History in 2004 and in 2012 a National Book Award for Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe. She has also been an Editor of The Economist.

You can download and listen to her lecture here

Colin Parry

Tyranny and Terrorism: How it was Defeated in Northern Ireland

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityColin Parry founded the Warrington Peace Centre after the Warrington bombing by the IRA claimed the life of his son Tim Parry aged 12 and another child, Jonathan Ball aged three. He received an OBE for his active role in helping the Northern Ireland Peace Process.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

Luis Moreno-Ocampo

International Criminal Law as an Innovative Instrument to Prosecute and Prevent genocide: The Role of the International Criminal Court

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityLuis Moreno-Ocampo is an Argentine lawyer and the first Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court. He became well known for combating corruption and human rights abuses in his native country. 

"I would say my responsibility was to build an institution. As you see it was a great idea, it was transforming Nuremberg into a general court, and was an idea on paper." 

Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool

Gladstone: Son of Liverpool, Scourge of Tyrants

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityProfessor the Lord David Alton entered politics after working for seven years as a teacher. While he was a student he was elected to Liverpool City Council as a Liberal in 1972. He later served as a Member of Parliament and went on to serve in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher. 

In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Citizenship at Liverpool John Moores University, establishing the Foundation for Citizenship and The Roscoe Lecture Series.                                   In Parliament he has been a consistent Champion of Human Rights.

                                  You can download and listen to his lecture here

Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE

Music and Citizenship

Richard Stilgoe is a songwriter and musician. He has written lyrics for musicals such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera on which he collaborated with Charles Hart. He has also helped found charities such as the Orpheus Trust, providing performing arts experiences to people with disabilities.

You can download and listen to his lecture here

General Sir Mike Jackson CBE

Challenge for the New Model Army

Roscoe Lecture Series - Liverpool John Moores UniversityGeneral Sir Mike Jackson is former Head of the British Army. He performed three tours of duty in Northern Ireland and was later assigned a staff post at the Ministry of Defence in 1982. In 1994 he served a tour in the Balkans and later became Commander of NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. In 2006 he retired from the military and went on to speak about military matters.

You can download and listen to his lecture here