David Cohen

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David Cohen has taught at the University of California, Berkeley since 1979 as Professor for the Humanities and is the founding Director of the Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center. Since 2000, he has collaborated on human rights projects in Asia with the East-West Center in Honolulu, a federally funded Asia-Pacific research center. There he serves as Director of the Asian International Justice Initiative and as Senior Fellow in International Law. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Empire on Trial

by David Cohen, Yuma Totani via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Seventy years ago in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu stood accused of “waging aggressive war.” His documents and sketches enhance a Hoover collection that gives historians a seat in that courtroom.