UNH Center for the Humanities

UNH Center for International Education


Russian Law Discussed in UNMH International Seminar

By Erika Mantz
UNH News Bureau

October 30, 2001

DURHAM, N.H. -- Sergei Kazantsev, an associate professor of law at Russia's St. Petersburg State University, will discuss human rights and legal reform in Russia Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, room 330, at the University of New Hampshire.

Kazantsev's seminar, "Globalization of Ideas: Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russian Legal Reform," is part of this year's New Hampshire International Seminar series, "Civil Society and Social Change in the Age of Globalization." It will be moderated by Cathy Frierson, professor of history at UNH. The seminars are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Currently the vice president of the Russian Society of Legal History, Kazantsev teaches courses in housing law and the history of Russia's law. From 1993 to 1995 he was chairman of the St. Petersburg mayor's City Housing Committee.

In addition, Kazantsev has authored numerous publications, including "The Jury in Russia: Famous Criminal Trials," and received the state prize of Russian Federation for his participation in a joint publication of Russian legislation.

The New Hampshire International Seminar Series is sponsored by the UNH Center for International Education and the UNH Center for the Humanities, in association with the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series, "Globalization and Social Movements," with support from the Yale-Maria Fund and the Class of 1957. For more information, call 603-862-2398.

Back to UNH News Bureau