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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Panel Discussion To Compare Latin American Security Regimes to U.S. ‘War on Terror’
The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University will sponsor a panel discussion on Thursday, February 7, titled “Disappearance and Extraordinary Rendition: Comparing Latin American Security Regimes to the U.S. ‘War on Terror.’”
Academics, writers, and lawyers from Latin America and the United States will participate in the discussion, which is free and open to the public. It takes place from 6:10 p.m. to 8:00 p.m in Room 127 of the Law School.
Panelists will include Terry Karl, William and Gretchen Kimball University Fellow and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Harold Hongju Koh, Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School; Joanne Mariner, Human Rights Watch; Juan Méndez, President, International Center for Transitional Justice; and Steven Watt, senior staff attorney, Human Rights Program, American Civil Liberties Union.
The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, founded in 1989 to honor the late Orville H. Schell, Jr., coordinates a diverse program of human rights activities that serve students and scholars at Yale and contribute to the development of the human rights community locally and internationally.
The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale seeks to enhance the understanding of Latin America, Spain and Portugal and works to strengthen ties with institutions throughout those countries. The Council organizes a weekly lecture and film series, sponsors research abroad, coordinates outreach programs, convenes international conferences, and edits conference results for scholarly publication.