[Marxism] Symposium on Torture at Columbia University Tomorrow

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Thu Apr 13 17:45:04 MDT 2006


Why the sponsors. who we may presume are all honorable people,  
structure both panels as though the EFFICACY of torture is in  
dispute, when the real question is what right does imperialism have  
to be there at all, escapes me. However, it looks interesting in any  
case. Besides, if you get there early enough, breakfast and lunch are  
covered.

Brian

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TORTURE ON TRIAL--THE MORALITY AND UTILITY OF TORTURE SYMPOSIUM
	
Date:	April 14, 2006 from 9:00 am to 1:20 pm EDT
Location:	Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Columbia Law School, Room 104

The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) and the Saltzman Institute of  
War and Peace Studies present a symposium entitled, "Torture on  
Trial: The Morality and Utility of Torture."

Program:
9:00a.m.-9:30a.m. Coffee and Welcome

THE MORALITY OF TORTURE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
9:00 a.m. COFFEE AND WELCOME
9:30a.m.-11:00a.m.
Moderator: Professor Peter Rosenblum, Columbia Law School
Speakers: Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.
Jeremy Waldron, Professor, Columbia Law School
Hina Shamsi, Human Rights First, Senior Counsel, U.S. Law and  
Security Program.

BALANCING DETAINEE TREATMENT WITH MILITARY NECESSITY
11:00 REFRESMENTS
11:20a.m.-1:20p.m.
Moderator: Karen Greenberg, Executive Director of the Center for Law  
and Security at NYU Law School
Speakers: Heather MacDonald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
Janis Karpinski, former Brigadier General and Commander of Abu Ghraib  
prison
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran  
Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Mark Garlasco, senior Military Analyst, Human Rights Watch

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.







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