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Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency


Apr 20 2017


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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.


Peter Jan Honigsberg

University of San Francisco School of Law

Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg's current research focuses on the rule of law and human rights violations that occurred in the detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and on the study of terrorism and other post-9/11 issues. Honigsberg is the founder and director of Witness to Guantanamo, which began in fall…...

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