Guantanamo Detainees, What Next?

My home institution, Washington College of Law, American University, will be putting on an important lunchtime program on Friday, February 18,12-2 pm, on the vexed question of what happens next for the Guantanamo detainees.  I am committed to another program that day, so I won’t be attending, but this program has a stellar lineup of commenters.  Jack Goldsmith will deliver the keynote address and the commenters are Robert Chesney, Deborah Pearlstein, and Steve Vladeck; Dan Marcus will moderate.   My guess is that the Q&A will be outstanding as well, as knowledgeable people from DC organizations and the various government agencies have told me they plan to attend.  The program is below the fold, including information on signing up and CLE credit.

 The Guantanamo Detainees: What Next?

Presented by the Program on Law and Government and the National Institute for Military JusticeFebruary 18, 2011

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 603

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there are still almost 200 detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Basic questions as to their trial for alleged war crimes and their continued detention are still the focus of political debate and remain to be solved. This program will address these important issues. The keynote speaker will be Jack Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard. He is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel and is the author of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration.

 General Registration, no charge. CLE Accreditation (1.5 hours) will be applied for – CLE Registration, $55). To register, please go to For further information, contact


: Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or

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