On Thursday, October 28, the Seton Hall Law Review is hosting a day-long symposium in Newark, New Jersey entitled National Security Policy and the Role of Lawyering: Guantanamo and Beyond. Here’s the description:
The broad focus of the Symposium will be to discuss preventive detention and the future of United States national security policy. As the United States prepares for the closing of Guantánamo Bay detention center, the country still faces the challenge of balancing national security and individual rights. Controversy continues to plague U.S.-run prisons abroad, such as Bagram in Afghanistan; at the same time, the country has yet to resolve critical questions surrounding the scope of executive detention authority in the “war on terrorism,” leaving the future of U.S. detention policy uncertain. We hope to discuss the mark Guantánamo has left on the United States and explore the future of preventive detention from the standpoint of lawyers, scholars, policymakers, the media, and former detainees.
Panelists will include Peter Finn of the Washington Post, Dafna Linzer from ProPublica, Steve Vladeck from American University and Joe Margulies from Northwestern. You can find the full symposium schedule and a list of panelists here.