The Post-Guantanamo Era

A panel discussion was held of the legal and policy issues raised by Guantanamo as the Obama administration begins to reform the… read more

A panel discussion was held of the legal and policy issues raised by Guantanamo as the Obama administration begins to reform the government’s approach to military detention in general and the Guantanamo detainees in particular. Visiting Professor Bobby Chesney moderated. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.

John Bellinger served as legal adviser to the National Security Council and then to Secretary of State Rice during the Bush administration. Benjamin Wittes is the author of Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror (Penguin Press; June 19, 2008). Steven Vladeck is the co-author of a brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Guantanamo detainee Salim Hamdan. 

“The Post-Guantanamo Era: A Dialogue on the Law and Policy of Detention and Counterterrorism” was held in the Eidman Courtroom of the Connally Center for Justice at the at the University of Texas School of Law.

This is an hour-long portion of the event, shown in full in program ID 283701-2. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Stephen I. Vladeck Associate Professor American University->Washington College of Law
  • Benjamin Wittes Fellow and Research Director Brookings Institution->Public Law
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Program ID:
283701-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Feb 7, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 8, 2009

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  • Feb 07, 2009 | 7:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 08, 2009 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 1

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