ADVISORY: Restoring Credibility on Human Rights and Democracy
Detention, Rendition, and the Middle East
Contact: Madeline Meth
Monday, June 15, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
WASHINGTON, DC—The Obama administration portrayed its release of legal memos on torture and harsh interrogation, the closing of Guantanamo, and its reevaluation of military commissions as the first steps toward restoring our government’s moral integrity and adherence to the rule of law. These steps also play an important role in rebuilding U.S. capacity to support human rights and democracy in the Middle East.
Please join the Project on Middle East Democracy, or POMED, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, and the Center for American Progress for a panel of writers and scholars to discuss how the Obama administration’s recent steps have improved U.S. credibility on human rights and democracy in the Middle East, as well as what steps are the most important for the United States and Europe to take to restore credibility on human rights and democracy in the region.
Issandr El-Amrani, Writer and consultant; Publisher, Arabist.net blogs
Claudia Hillebrand, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, U.K.
Kate Martin, Director, Center for National Security Studies
Discussion moderated by:
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Lunch will be served at 11:30.
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