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Tomorrow there will be a fantastic event sponsored by three of my favorite organizations on a topic of great interest to me:
The Federalist Society’s International Law and National Security Law Practice Group, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and The National Review Institute are sponsoring an event entitled: “The War on Terror: Where Are We Now? Where Do We Go from Here?”
The organizers have put together a balanced and brilliant panel, something which is always the case with Federalist Society events, making this a must attend for those who want to hear reasoned debate from both sides of the arguments over counterterrorism.
The panelists include:
- Mr. Steven A. Engel, Partner, Dechert LLP
- The Hon. Neal K. Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
- Mr. David B. Rivkin, Jr., Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP and Co-Chairman, Center for Law and Counterterrorism
- Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law
- Prof. Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law, Moderator
Here is a more detailed description of the event:
It has been a year since President Obama took office with a promise to close the detainee holding facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In the wake of decisions to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and other terrorist detainees in civilian courts, this is an opportune time to assess our progress in the War on Terror. Panelists will discuss what has transpired, what has gone wrong, what has gone right, and what we should expect next. Topics will include detention, surveillance, interrogation, trials, and more.
It will be held tomorrow, January 27, 2010 from noon until 2 p.m. at the National Press Club. Click HERE to register.