New American Foundation Panel Today

By Benjamin Wittes
Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 9:56 AM

For any Lawfare readers who may wish to attend and throw rotting fruit at me, I will be speaking today at this panel event at the New American Foundation. It should be an interesting discussion.

Nine Years of Guantánamo: What Now?

Nine years after opening the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, the United States still faces major questions and partisan rancor over the future of the prison, the fate of its 174 remaining detainees, and the proper means of trying and holding terrorism suspects detained at home and abroad. Please join the New America Foundation National Security Studies Program for an important discussion on the prison's future, and the broader context of the state of terrorism, detention and the law today.


Featured Speakers
Andy Worthington
Journalist, Author, Filmmaker, Senior Researcher, Cageprisoners
Author, The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison
Co-director, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo"

Col. (ret) Morris Davis
Executive Director, Crimes of War Education Project
Former Chief Prosecutor, U.S. Military Commissions at Guantanamo

Thomas Wilner
Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Represented Guamtanamo detainees in the Rasul v Bush and Boumediene v Bush cases

Benjamin Wittes
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Author, Detention and Denial: The Case for Candor After Guantanamo

Patrick Doherty
Senior Advisor, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative
Director, Smart Strategy Initiative
New America Foundation

Update: Here is the video of the lively debate that took place at this event: