On January 26th the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law will host a press conference on Global Terrorism with Jean Louis Bruguière, Baltazar Garzón, and Karen Greenberg. The Center is a study and policy program established to examine the legal dimensions of counterterrorism and peace keeping at the national and international levels. The press conference will focus on operational policy convened last June by representatives of Justice, the Treasury, and the FBI to keep terror off the streets.

  • WHAT: Press Conference on “Terrorism and Security: Cooperation and Coordination,” part of the Center’s Global Security Program.
  • WHO: Jean Louis Bruguière is France’s chief anti-terrorism magistrate. Judge Bruguière is in charge of all terrorism matters originating in the Near or Middle East and the coordination of judicial investigations at the national level. In his more than 20 years of fighting terrorism, he has investigated terrorist bombings of airlines, broken-up active terror cells, and caught the infamous terrorist “Carlos the Jackal” in 1994. Judge Bruguière is know internationally as one of the most dedicated and successful trackers and prosecutors of terrorists, and his work has led to more than 500 arrests. He has received several awards for the National Order of Merit for his work. Judge Bruguière is also a scientific expert at the European Council for the Intelligence Agencies.

    Baltasar Garzón Judge Garzón is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Law and Security. Garzón is an investigating judge for Spain’s National Court, where he has worked since 1998. One of his are as of expertise is the investigation of terrorism, from the Antiterrorist Liberation Groups (GAL), a paramilitary organization operating in Spain, to the terrorist organization ETA and Al Qaeda cells and Islamist terrorism in Spain. Judge Garzón has also investigated drug trafficking, organized crime, and financial crimes, as well as crimes against humanity, such as the torture and genocide in Chile and Argentina. He ordered the arrest of Pinochet and Osama Bin Laden. He is the author of various books and articles on terrorism.

    Karen Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. She is the editor of the NYU Review of Law and Security, co-editor of The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib, Al Qaeda Now, and The Torture Debate in America (Cambridge University Press). She is a frequent writer and commentator on issues related to national security, terrorism, and torture and has also authored numerous articles on the United States and Europe during World War II. She has a Ph.D. in American political history from Yale and teaches in the European Studies Department at NYU. She is a former Vice-President of the Soros Foundations/Open Society Institute and the founding director of the Program in International Education. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an editor of the Archives of the Holocaust, Columbia University Series. She has served as a consultant to the NEH, the NY Council for the Humanities, the NYC Board of Education, and USAID.
  • WHEN: Thurs. January 26th from 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: 108 West Third Street (D’Agostino Hall), New York, NY. Take the A, C, E, F, V, B, or D to West 4th Street station. Exit at south end of platform and turn left onto West Third Street.

Reporters interested in attending this conference should contact Elizabeth Fasolino at 212.998.6849 or elizabeth.fasolino@nyu.edu

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