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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.