Understanding Detention and Predicting Prosecutions

Understanding Detention and Predicting Prosecutions: Legal Challenges and Legislative Options Ten Years After 9/11

Friday, February 4, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm
John Chipman Gray Room

12:00-1:00: Keynote Address by William K. Lietzau – “Twenty-First Century Detention for Terrorists”

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy

1:15-2:45: Understanding Detention Panel

  • Prof. Robert Chesney – University of Texas – Austin Law School
  • Benjamin Wittes – Brookings Institution
  • Major Robert Barnsby – US Army JAG Legal Center and School
  • Jamie Williamson – International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Prof. Matthew Waxman – Columbia Law School (Moderator)

3:00-4:30: Predicting Prosecutions Panel

  • Prof. Philip Heymann – Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Rick Pildes – New York University Law School
  • Ben Wizner – ACLU National Security Project
  • Prof. Jack Goldsmith – Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Gabriella Blum – Harvard Law School (Moderator)

4:45-6:00: Wine and cheese reception

Sponsored by the Harvard National Security Journal and the Harvard National Security & Law Association, with generous support from the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Fund