Professor Rudenstine will present his decades-long historical research about the cultural property dispute between Greece and Great Britain over the Parthenon Sculptures taken to London in the early 1800s by the British ambassador, Lord Elgin. In his article, Professor Rudenstine assesses the legality of the taking and argues that, contrary to conventional narrative, there is no evidence that establishes that Ottoman officials gave Elgin prior or subsequent written permission to remove the Parthenon Sculptures from the edifice. Moreover, the British Museum continues to misrepresent the essential facts, and that its misrepresentations are knowing and deliberate.
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|Monday, March 1st|
David Rudenstine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM