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Discussion on constitutionality of Guantanamo Bay at 1:30PM EST today in Second Life

Gitmo_003 Just a reminder that today at 1:30PM EST there will be discussion on legal and constitutional issues surrounding the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.  Sponsored by the USC Institute for Media Literacy and the Seton Hall School of Law, the event marks the launch of the "Virtual Guantanamo" build, designed to dramatically focus attention on public policy issues surrounding the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. The first in a series of monthly discussions about various political, legal and ethical questions surrounding the detention center, the program on today will center on constitutional questions relevant to Guantanamo. It looks like this will be a mixed-reality discussion, taking place both at Seton Hall and in-world at a simulated Guantanamo detention center.

As a side note, my previous blog entry on this, got referenced on GamePolitics.com, which now hosts an interesting debate on the subject in the comments section.

Head to the IML sim (teleport SLURL) to participate.  The full program of events follows after the jump...

Seton Hall Law CONSTITUTION DAY
September 17, 2007

1:30 – 1:35pm       Welcome & Introductions
Professor Mark Denbeaux, Seton Hall Law School

1:35 – 2:00pm     FBI Interrogation Seeking
Mr. Jack Cloonan, Clayton Consultants and Retired FBI Counter Terrorism Expert

2:00 – 2:45pm     Torture & Criminal Justice
Professor Darius M. Rejali, Professor of Political Science, Reed College, Author of Torture and Democracy (2007) & Approaches to Violence (forthcoming 2008)

2:45 – 3:30pm     How International Law is Part of the US Constitution
Moderator: Professor Baher Azmy, Seton Hall Law School

Panelists:

    * Aziz Huq, Esq., Liberty and National Security Project, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
    * Catherine Amirfar, Esq., Debevoise & Plimpton

      

3:30 – 3:45pm     Relationship between Justice and Interrogation
Professor Charles Swift, Professor of Law Emory Law School (Lt. Commander US Navy, Ret.) and Counsel to Hamdan in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

3:45 – 4:30pm     International Obligations & Interrogation
Moderator: Professor Kristen Boon, Seton Hall Law School

Panelists:

    * Hina Shamsi, Esq., Human Rights First, Deputy Director & Senior Counsel, Law and Security Program
    * Mr. Edward Flynn - Senior Human Rights Officer, UN Counter Terrorism Committee

      

4:30 – 4:45pm     National Security Interrogation Techniques: Guantanamo and Beyond
Mr. Jack Cloonan, Clayton Consultants, and Retired FBI Counter Terrorism Expert

4:45 – 5:30pm     National Security Interrogation Techniques: Guantanamo and Beyond
Moderator: Professor Mark Denbeaux, Seton Hall Law School

Panelists:

    * Professor Darius M. Rejali, Professor of Political Science, Reed College, Author of Torture and Democracy (2007) & Approaches to Violence (forthcoming 2008)
    * Professor Charles Swift, Professor of Law Emory Law School (Lt. Commander US Navy, Ret.) and Counsel to Hamdan in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
    * Major Thomas Roughneen, Counsel for Hamdan in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

      

5:30     Conclusion

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