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.
Brought to you by The Federalist Society the panel discusses 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. Panelists include Mr. Steven A. Engel of Dechert LLP; Hon. Neal K. Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General for the U.S. Department of Justice; Mr. David B. Rivkin, Jr., Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP and Co-Chairman for the Center for Law and Counterterrorism; Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck of American University Washington College of Law; and Prof. Neomi Rao of George Mason University School of Law as the moderator.
This event was co-sponsored by The Center for Law and Counterterrorism (A Joint Project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the National Review Institute). Part 2 of 10, please visit The Federalist Society to view the entire series.