American Red Cross Partners with Jackson Center for Humanitarian Law Conference

JAMESTOWN, NY – The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York, in conjunction with the Robert H. Jackson Center will be conducting a Humanitarian Law Conference on November 7, 2012. This conference, held at the Robert H. Jackson Center at 305 E. 4th St. in Jamestown, will introduce local teachers to the American Red Cross […]

New Federal Courthouse Officially Named for Robert H. Jackson

New Federal Courthouse Officially Named for Robert H. Jackson

BUFFALO – A legislative bill naming the new federal courthouse in Buffalo after Robert H. Jackson was signed Friday, Oct. 5, 2012) by President Obama, less than two weeks after it passed in the Senate. First introduced by Congressman Brian Higgins last fall, the bill passed the House of Representatives in July. Chief Judge William […]

Jackson Documentary to Debut October 12 at Library Theater

WARREN, PA. – Join the Robert H. Jackson Center, Warren Public Library and media-makers Lisa and Richard Gensheimer of Main Street Media for the debut of their highly anticipated documentary Liberty under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at the historic Struthers Library Theater in Warren, PA. The […]

Famous Fireball Run – Astronaut and Hometown Girl Find Missing Children

“You’ve blown the lid right off !” Fireball Run Adventurally planners told Lee Harkness after their 4-day visit to Jamestown. “Jamestown is way above expectations. We didn’t know anyplace like it existed in the U.S.A.” Lee Harkness, Executive Director of the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation, was quoting Universal Studios Florida Executive Producer, “JJ” Sanchez, and […]

Founder and President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute Honored at Jackson Center

JAMESTOWN – On Sunday, August 26, 2012, the Joshua Heintz Award for Humanitarian Achievement was bestowed on Distinguished Research Professor of Law Emeritus M. Cherif Bassiouni at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y. The ceremony was held at a dinner that kicked off the Jackson Center’s 6th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, hosted […]

Robert H. Jackson Center Announces Appointment of New President and CEO

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center announced today the appointment of its new President and Chief Executive Officer, James C. Johnson. “Since co-founding the Robert H. Jackson Center in 2001, it’s been a privilege for me to watch the Center evolve from its humble beginnings to its current status as a global educational resource,” […]

Pamela S. Karlan to Deliver Chautauqua’s Jackson Lecture on August 22

JAMESTOWN – The 8th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States will be given by Professor Pamela S. Karlan of Stanford Law School on Wednesday, August 22, at 4 p.m. at the Hall of Philosophy on the Chautauqua Institution grounds. A constitutional law scholar and award-winning teacher, Professor Karlan […]

Baseball Legend Willie Horton to Appear at Robert H. Jackson Center

JAMESTOWN – On July 24, local baseball fans will have an opportunity to spend the evening with Detroit baseball legend Willie Horton as he shares his most memorable experiences at the Robert H. Jackson Center during a “Conversation with Willie Horton”. The public is invited to attend this special event, which will begin with a […]

Area Students Learn Lesson of Tolerance through Film, “Follow the North Star”

JAMESTOWN— On June 19, 2012, the Jackson Center was honored to present its annual screening of “Follow the North Star” to area 3rd & 4th grade students in its Carl Cappa Theater. An Emmy award-winning film about the Underground Railroad which tells a timeless story of tolerance & friendship, the movie was accompanied by a […]

Jackson Center to Host Lecture Series at Chautauqua Institution, July 9-13

JAMESTOWN –  The Robert H. Jackson Center, as part of a continuing collaboration with the Chautauqua Institution, announces a week-long Special Studies lecture series. The daily lecture will be held July 9-13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Hurlbut Church Sanctuary on the Chautauqua Institution grounds. For more information on attending one or all of these […]