Russian Spies or Political Scapegoats? The Trial and Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Date: 
Tue, 03/19/2019

The FAME Center and the Indie Film Clinic invite you to:

Russian Spies or Political Scapegoats? The Trial and Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

In the 1950s the United States was the only country on earth that had nuclear capability. The Soviet Union was frantically attempting to build its own nuclear weapon. In 1951, two Americans, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage by a jury in the Southern District of New York (confirmed on several appeals) for their role in providing the Soviet Union with classified information about building an atomic bomb. In one of the most controversial episodes of the Cold War, the Rosenbergs were executed for their crimes.

Prof. Richard Weisberg, Cardozo Law's Walter Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law, moderates a conversation with the Rosenbergs' son, Robert Meeropol, and actress Lindsay Crouse, a star of the film Daniel (a movie exploring the trial and execution of the Rosenbergs and featuring Timothy Hutton, Ed Asner, Mandy Patinkin, and Amanda Plummer).

Attendees are invited to watch the film and then attend the panel.

Screening:

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • 4 p.m.
  • Third Floor Lounge, Cardozo School of Law
  • 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  • Free, but registration requested

Panel Discussion:

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Cardozo School of Law
  • 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  • Free, but registration requested

Reception to follow

RSVP and Register:
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