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Human Rights in the Obama Administration: A Midterm Report Successes, Challenges, Ways Forward
March 10, 2011 8:30 AM - 6:00 pm
Location: 12th Floor Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023
Contact: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu

 

Human Rights in the Obama Administration:

A Midterm Report – Successes, Challenges, Ways Forward

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice and the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law School will hold a one-day conference on Thursday, March 10, 2011, considering the Obama Administration’s record on human rights. The discussion and exchange among academics, lawyers, and other experts will be framed through five topical panels in a roundtable format. Topics will include detention, national security, human rights, and transnational developments.

The event is open by invitation. Inquiries and RSVPs should be sent to leitnercenter@law.fordham.edu.

 

Draft Agenda

 

Date and Time: March 10, 2011, 8:30am–6:00pm

Location: 12th Floor Lowenstein Building, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

 

8:30                            Breakfast and registration

9:00                            Welcome Remarks

                                   Professor Martin Flaherty

9:15                            Session I: Detention I

                                   Hon. John Gibbons, Anil Kalhan, Marty Lederman (tbc), Martha Rayner

10:30                          Coffee Break

10:40                          Session II: Detention II

                                  Miles Fischer, Hope Metcalf, Deborah Pearlstein, Judith Resnik

12:00                          Lunch

                                   Lunchtime Remarks:  Michael Posner

1:30                            Session III: International Human Rights and US Domestic Law

                                   Thomas Lee, Margaret McGuinness, David Sloss, Paul Stephan, Beth Stephens

2:45                            Session IV: National Security and Human Rights

                                   Rosa Brooks, Eugene Fidell, Jameel Jaffer, Mark Shulman, Matt Waxman

4:00                            Coffee Break

4:15                            Session V: Regional and Transnational Developments

                                   Jamil Dakwar, Maria McFarland, Catherine Powell, Ruti Teitel

5:30                            Reception and Dinner (invitation only)

 

This Roundtable is Co-sponsored by the Leitner Center for International law and Justice and the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics with generous support from the David Berg Foundation.


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