Alan Tieger: IYO Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisit Website
Given Alan Tieger's extensive involvement in trials of Bosnian war criminals, in conjunction with WKU’s International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Tieger will give a talk titled “Bosnia and International Justice" as part of WKU's Cultural Enhancement Series.
He received his BA degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1972 and his JD degree from Santa Clara University in 1975. He served as a federal prosecutor in the Civil Rights Division Criminal Section of the United States Department of Justice from 1987 to 1994, prosecuting cases of racial violence and police brutality nationwide, including the Rodney King case. In 1994, he was seconded by the Justice Department to serve until the end of 1996 as a Trial Attorney in the newly-formed Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
He returned to the Tribunal in 2001, where he continues to serve as a Senior Prosecuting Trial Attorney. Mr. Tieger has the distinction of having been involved in both the ICTY's first trial of Duško Tadić and the Tribunal's final trial of Ratko Mladić. He also served as Senior Prosecuting Trial Attorney in Prosecutor v. Karadžić, Prosecutor v. Krajišnik, Prosecutor v. Plavšić, Prosecutor v. Gotovina, et al. and Prosecutor v. Mrda.
The WKU Cultural Enhancement Series provides the campus and community the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most influential artists and intellectuals. The goal of the series is to challenge its audiences, to expose them to new ideas, and to give them new perspectives on our world.