North Central College in the News

North Central College dean and political science professor interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago & WGN-TV

Mar 29, 2023

Stephen Maynard Caliendo and William Muck provided commentary on International Criminal Court’s warrant on Vladimir Putin

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin in mid-March for war crimes related to the alleged abduction of children from Ukraine. The warrant was the first to be issued by the ICC for crimes committed in the Ukraine war, and it is one of the rare occasions when the court had issued a warrant for a sitting head of state, putting Putin in the company of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.

Putin is likely to evade justice in the near future, as Russia does not recognize the court’s jurisdiction, and insisted it was not affected by the warrant. But the Russian leader will face limits on his freedom to travel to the ICC’s 123 member states, further deepening his isolation.

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. William Muck, professor and chair of the political science department, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago and WGN-TV respectively on this subject. Both shared commentary on the implications of the ICC’s arrest warrant and what the public should know.

Click here to watch Caliendo’s full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.

Click here to watch Muck’s full interview on WGN-TV.