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NYU’s Center On Law and Security Hosts “Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values,” May 5

April 21, 2008
N-424, 2007-08


New York University’s Center on Law and Security will host “Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values” on Monday, May 5, 2008, at NYU’s Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between Sullivan and Macdougal Streets). The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.8854 or e-mail

Scott Horton, legal affairs writer for Harper’s Magazine, will moderate a discussion with Philippe Sands, author and professor of law at University College London, and a seasoned prosecutor of war criminals such as Augusto Pinochet and Slobodan Milosevic. Sands will detail the systemic abuse at Guantanamo, including never-before published interviews with lawyers and military officials who admit to compliance with interrogation orders coming from the top. According to Sands, the techniques have migrated from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib to Basra to Matrix Chamber and will continue into the next presidential administration unless there is a drastic policy change.

To make a press reservation, please contact Maggie McQuade at 212.992.8640 or

  • WHAT: “Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values”
  • WHO: Philippe Sands, author and professor of law, University College London Scott Horton, legal affairs writer, Harper’s Magazine
  • WHEN: Mon., May 5, 2008, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU’s Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between Sullivan and Macdougal Streets; Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street))

The Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law is a bipartisan research and policy institute that is committed to examining the legal dimensions of counterterrorism and national security in the age of terror. The Center brings together national and international experts including policymakers, law enforcement officials, legal scholars, journalists, and others in an arena that generates local, national, and international awareness of security issues.

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