Cultural Heritage and Modern Inscriptional Forgeries in the Marketplace
The Intersection of Law, Ethics, and Biblical Studies

Christopher A. Rollston

Friday, January 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

About the Lecture:

Cultural heritage is a progenitive aspect of human existence. It has become a prominent subject of public discourse in the 21st century, and is increasingly a focus of national and international enforcement actions. The US State Department, for instance, has become active across the globe in efforts to protect cultural heritage. And the US Justice Department also has undertaken actions to enforce cultural heritage protections, recently levying a fine of three million dollars against one US business for crimes of this type.

About the Speaker

Christopher Rollston is Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the George Washington University. Previously, he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, National Endowment Scholar at the Albright Institute for Archeological Research, Visiting Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages at Tel Aviv University, National Endowment Scholar at the American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, and Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at the Emmanuel School of Religion.

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