US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich will deliver the Australian Human Rights Centre's Annual Public Lecture at UNSW next week (Tuesday, 10 May).

The topic is: the United States and Australia's commitment to human rights in the Asia-Pacific.

Jeffrey Bleich became the United States Ambassador to Australia in 2009. He previously served as Special Counsel to the President at the White House.

From 1995 to 2009, he was a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he was recognised as one of the nation's top lawyers. After clerking for Judge Howard Holtzmann at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and acting as Special Rapporteur to the International Court of Arbitration, he assisted the Special Prosecutor for the International Tribunal for the Former-Yugoslavia.

Ambassador Bleich received his B.A. from Amherst College, his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught international human rights at UC Berkeley School of Law, and written and lectured extensively on the international criminal court.

The Australian Human Rights Centre is an inter-disciplinary research and teaching institute based in the Faculty of Law at UNSW. The Centre's Director is Associate Professor Andrea Durbach.

What: U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich delivers AHRC Annual Public lecture

When: 6pm for a 6:30pm start, Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Where: Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington campus

To attend this free public lecture, register here.

The event is an initiative of UNSW Law as part of its year-long celebrations and special events to mark the Faculty's 40th anniversary.

Media contact: Steve Offner, UNSW Media Office | 9385 8107 |