Future of Guantanamo Focus of NY Event

  • February 24, 2011

On February 24, 2011 TCP hosted a panel discussion in New York City on the future of the Guantanamo detention policies entitled Guantanamo Without End? The audience heard from a distinguished group of panelists that included: Steven A. Engel, a Partner at Dechert LLP and the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel during the George W. Bush administration; Eugene R. Fidell, President, the National Institute of Military Justice; Jonathan Hafetz, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law; Hon. James Robertson, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia (ret.); and Nancy Soderberg, former alternate representative to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador.

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