THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PATTY GERSTENBLITH AS A MEMBER OF THE CULTURAL PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE The President today announced his intent to appoint Patty
Gerstenblith as a member to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Ms. Patty Gerstenblith, of Wilmette, Illinois, has been a Professor at the DePaul University School of Law since 1984. Prior to Ms. Gerstenblith's professorship, she held a judicial clerkship from 1983-84 with the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Since 1995, she has been the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Cultural Property. Ms. Gerstenblith has authored several publications and is an expert in the field of cultural property and the law.
Ms. Gerstenblith holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, a J.D. from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts and Anthropology from Harvard University.
The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) was established under the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act. The CPAC is responsible for the review of requests from other countries seeking U.S. protection of their archaeological and ethnographic heritage.