Event on Guantanamo Detainees Asks: What Next?

Keynote address by Jack Goldsmith, former Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legal Counsel


WASHINGTON, DC, February 14, 2011 – American University Washington College of Law is hosting an event on Feb. 18 from 12 – 2 p.m. titled “The Guantanamo Detainees: What Next?”  The event is presented by the Program on Law and Government, and the National Institute of Military Justice. 

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there are still almost 200 detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Basic questions as to their trial for alleged war crimes and their continued detention are still the focus of political and legal debate and have yet to be resolved. This program will address these important issues.

The keynote speaker will beJack Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard. Goldsmith is a former assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel and is the author of “The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration”, an inside look at legal policy surrounding national security during the presidency of George W. Bush.

Panelists include Robert Chesney, professor of law, University of Texas School of Law, Deborah N. Pearlstein, visiting faculty fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and associate research scholar, Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, and Stephen I. Vladeck, professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law. The panel will be moderated by Daniel Marcus, fellow in Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law.

When: February 18, 2011
            12 – 2 P.M.

Where: American University Washington College of Law – Room 603
             4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016

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