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NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center Presents “Guantanamo and International Human Rights,” April 16

March 11, 2010
N-313, 2009-2010

David Cole, Noted law Professor and Columnist, to give the Keynote

Join NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center to address legal affairs and human rights surrounding Guantanamo. This conference will take place on Friday, April 16th, at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street, Theater 102 (between University Place and Greene Street) from 9:30 am – 4:30pm. Following the conclusion of the last panel, a reception will take place at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia and Thompson), 2nd Floor commuter lounge.

WHO:       NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center

WHAT:    Day-long Conference:  “Guantanamo and International Human Rights”

WHEREConference, NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street (between University Place and Green Street)

Reception, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia and Thompson), 2nd Floor commuter lounge

WHEN:    Friday, April 16th, 9:30 am – 4:30pm

For more information and to RSVP, email or call 212-992-7050.


Conference Program Schedule:

 9:30 am Keynote Address

  • David Cole, professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Volunteer Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, Legal Affairs Correspondent, The Nation

10:00 am Guantanamo and the Law

  • Steven R. Shapiro, Chair & Comment, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jonathan Hafetz, Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Laurel E. Fletcher, Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Peter Jan Honigsberg, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, and Project Director of "Witness to Guantanamo”

11:30 am Guantanamo on the Ground; The Human Cost

  • Liz Sevcenko, Chair & Comment, Director, International Coalition of Sites and Conscience
  • Kyndra Rotunda, Lecturer, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law & Director, AMVETS Legal Clinic, Chapman Law School; Author of Honor bound: Inside the Guantanamo Trails
  • Mark Denbeaux, Director, Seton Hall Law School, Center for Policy and Research
  • Margot Herster, Artist and Experimental Documentarian

1:30 pm Lunch on your own

3:00 pm Dismantling Guantanamo: What Have We Learned, If Anything?

  • Karen J. Greenberg, Chair & Comment, Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law
  • Christopher Boucek, PhD, Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Sarah E. Mendelson, Director, Human Rights and Security Initiative, CSIS
  • Mary Dudziak, Judge Edward  J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of La, History and Political Science, University of Southern California

5:00 pm Reception Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia and Thompson), 2nd Floor commuter lounge

About the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center:   The origins of the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center at the Tamiment Library date from 1998 when Hebert Kurz approached Dr. Debra Bernhardt, then head of the Tamiment Library, about establishing an academic freedom archive at New York University in memory of his uncle, Frederic Ewen. Mr. Kurz saw that the struggle for intellectual and academic freedom was part of the larger history of the American Left documented by the Tamiment Library. The Frederic Ewen papers came to NYU in early 1999 and became the core collection of a wide-ranging academic freedom archive. Tamiment sought to build on this acquisition and identify other collections of institutional records and personal papers relating to academic freedom. The first phase of this project was a survey of collections in the New York area. This was quickly followed by the acquisition of a number of important archives including the papers of Morris Schappes; the records of the National Lawyers Guild; the records of the Boudin and Rabinowitz law firm; and the papers of Victor Rabinowitz, Irving Adler, and Sam Wallach. In 2006, NYU launched the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center to make these collections accessible for research and to facilitate discourse on the subject of academic freedom. The center sponsors an annual research fellowship, an annual conference, occasional symposia, and book talks.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Division of Libraries, Around the Square, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center Presents “Guantanamo and International Human Rights,” April 16

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