- University Life
Thursday 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Room: Washington College of Law 401
The panel will discuss the Obama administration’s approach to domestic national security issues. This will include the state secrets doctrine, warrantless wiretapping, the prosecution of terror suspects and the status of Guantanamo.
- Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy
- Elisa Massimino, CEO and President, Human Rights First
- Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
- (MODERATOR) William LeoGrande, Dean, American University School of Public Affairs
- Samantha Power: Obama, Human Rights, and the Lessons of the New Diplomacy
- Establishing a New Normal: National Security, Civil Liberties, and Human Rights Under the Obama Administration
- Report Card: Assessing the Obama Administration's Record of Compliance with the Rule of Law and Human Rights in National Security Policy
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Washington College of Law 602
This panel examines the potential role of business in supporting human rights in conflict zones and how commercial activity may or may not contribute to peace and stability.
- Virginia Haufler, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
- Krista Hendry, Executive Director, Fund for Peace
- Shari Knoerzer, Director, Social Responsibility and Community Development, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
- Gary Motsek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Program Support, Department of Defense
- (MODERATOR) Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt, Scholar in Residence, American University School of International Service
- (MODERATOR) Heather Elms, Associate Professor, Department of International Business, American University Kogod School of Business
- "Enabling Economics of Peace: Public Policy for Conflict-Sensitive Business" by Virginia Haufler and Karen Ballentine
- "Conflict-Sensitive Business Practice: Guidance for Extractive Industries" by International Alert"
- "Transnational Corporations in Conflict Prone Zones: Public Policy Responses and a Framework for Action" by Virginia Haufler, Damian Lilly and Jessica Banfield
- "Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry" by James Cockayne, Emily Speers Mears, iveta Cherneva, Alison Gurin, Sheila Oviedo and Dylan Yaeger
- "Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity" by Human Rights First
Thursday 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Room: Washington College of Law 401
This panel will examine the role of transitional justice as applied to policies and practices of past administrations, as well as how the prospect of future truth commissions, criminal prosecutions or investigative commissions could impact current policies.
- Linda Gustitus, President, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
- David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice
- Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
- (MODERATOR) Susan SaCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office, American University Washington College of Law
- Restore the Rule of Law
- Support Bush Torture Indictment & Help Ensure Accountability
- "The suppressed fact: Deaths by U.S. torture" by Glenn Greenwald
- CIA Reports on Interrogation Methods
- US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites
Friday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: School of International Service Founders Room
This panel will examine how the Obama administration views its engagement in fighting terror. It will discuss the question of whether the US is engaged in a global armed conflict, the framework for dealing with non-state actors such as Al Qaeda, targeted assassinations, the treatment of prisoners, and the impact on civilians.
- John B. Bellinger, III, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
- Rosa Brooks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy, Department of Defense
- Gabor Rona, International Legal Director, Human Rights First
- Jamie Williamson, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
- (MODERATOR) Robert Goldman, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Friday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: TV Studio at the Media Production Center
This panel will discuss freedom of opinion and expression in a digital world, exploring topics including the provision of, and access to, government information, net neutrality and journalistic freedoms.
- Laura DeNardis, Executive Director, Yale Law School Information Society Project
- Charles Lewis, Executive Editor for the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University
- Shalini Venturelli, Associate Professor at the AU School of International Service; Director, Global Public Media Research Project
- (MODERATOR) Larry Kirkman, Dean, American University School of Communication
- The Obama-Biden Plan on broadband access, net neutrality and open government
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Remarks on Internet Freedom
- The Internet: For Better or for Worse
- Cyber-Con by James Harkin