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Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency

Date

Aug 06 2020

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency

Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency

Peter Honigsberg, Witness to Guantanamo Project

President Donald Trump had said that he would “load [Guantanamo] up with some bad dudes.” He also said that he would be willing to bring American citizens to Guantanamo for trial, although current law forbids the trial of Americans in Guantanamo. What does the future hold for the current 41 prisoners at Guantanamo, and could the Trump Administration transfer other alleged terrorists to Guantanamo? The Witness to Guantanamo Project is the world’s most comprehensive collection of filmed stories about the prison camps at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. Join Peter Honigsberg, founder and director, for a special lunchtime discussion.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Sponsored by the Human Rights Archive at the Rubenstein Library and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Speakers

Peter Honigsberg

University of San Francisco School of Law

Peter Jan Honigsberg is professor at the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and the founder and director of the Witness to Guantanamo project. Professor Honigsberg has written books, law review articles and blog pieces on Guantanamo and on post 9/11 issues. He was recently invited to speak to…...

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