The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island monthly speakers series continues on Thursday, April 2
“Who Guards the Guardians?”
The Senate Intelligence Report on Torture
Do we have an unseen second government running our interrogation policy?
Presented by Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law
at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Does the United States condone torture? Is our government upholding our beliefs that have made us a strong and decent society? Is the system of oversight that ensures we uphold these values broken?
This will be an intriguing and energized discussion of the Senate report that investigated the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the United States and its allies in the war on terror.
We will explore the conclusions and questions raised by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on the CIA Interrogation Program as presented by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Professor Glennon has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, NBC’s Nightline and the Today Show, and is the author of numerous books including his latest “National Security and Double Government”, published by Oxford Press. We are fortunate to have him as our speaker.
Preceding this event at 5:00 PM will be “Global Discussions” led by Professors Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban and Dr. Richard Lobban. They will review the UN Convention on Torture and lead a discussion on political asylum cases and victims of torture with which they have worked as expert witnesses.
Before the event Dr. Glennon will conduct a book signing where you may purchase his latest book “National Security and Double Government”.at a discounted price.
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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Global Discussions
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Cocktails & Conversation
6:30 PM Dinner
7:15 – 8:15 Guest Speaker & Q&A
Guest Speaker and Dinner: $40 members; $50 nonmembers
Guest Speaker Only: $10 members
The Hope Club
6 Benevolent Street, Providence
(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans)