Matthew Bogdanos: Repatriating Stolen and Looted Cultural Property
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s questionable acquisition of an ancient Egyptian priest’s coffin, to the disappearance of treasures from the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, to a raid on a New York collector’s Fifth Avenue apartment, Matthew Bogdanos ’83 has been on a mission to combat global looting of ancient cultural treasures. As Manhattan assistant district attorney, Bogdanos leads the Antiquities Trafficking Unit, the world’s first prosecutorial squad dedicated to antiquities thievery.
On Novermber 9, Bogdanos, retired Marine colonel and author of the book Thieves of Baghdad, joins the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts to discuss the sensitive legal and ethical issues involved in repatriating stolen and looted cultural property. Learn more about Bogdanos in the Columbia Law School Lions of the Law article “Righting Ancient Wrongs.”
Lunch will be provided. Please register in advance to avoid food waste.