Ramsey Clark

Former Attorney General
Event Speakers

William Ramsey Clark, the 66th U.S. Attorney General, played an important role in the Johnson Administration’s civil rights agenda, including supervising the drafting of the 1968 Civil Rights Act.  Following his term as Attorney General, Clark worked as a law professor and was active in the anti-Vietnam War movement.  He undertook two unsuccessful Senate campaigns in New York in the 1970’s.  Clark became an antiwar and civil rights activist, founding the International Action Center, and speaking out against the United States’ 1991 and 2003 military invasions of Iraq.  He has served as legal counsel to many controversial figures, including Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein.  In 2008 he received the prestigious United Nations Human Rights Prize.