New York University’s Center on Law and Security will host ” ‘24’: Torture Televised” on Wed., March 21, 6-8 p.m. at the NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between Sullivan and MacDougal). The panel, which is free and open to the public, includes New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, whose story, “Whatever It Takes: The Politics of the Man Behind ‘24’ ” (Feb. 19 issue) explored the impact of television drama “24” on soldiers in Iraq. The article quoted Spc. Tony Lagouranis (Ret.), another forum panelist, who was a U.S. Army interrogator from 2001 to 2005, and served a tour of duty in Iraq. “People watch the shows, and then walk into the interrogation booths and do the same things they’ve just seen,” Lagouranis said in the New Yorker story.

Other panelists include: NYU Law Professor Stephen Holmes; Jill Savitt, director of public programs at Human Rights First; Richard Slotkin, a professor English at Wesleyan University and author of Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality; and Karen Greenberg, the executive director of the Center on Law and Security.

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Founded in 2003, the Center on Law and Security is an independent, non-partisan, global center of expertise designed to promote an informed understanding of the major legal and security issues that define the post-9/11 environment. Towards that end, the Center convenes policymakers, practitioners, scholars, journalists and other experts to address major issues and gaps in policy discourse and to provide concrete policy recommendations.

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