Should and Will Guantanamo Close?

Event Series: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:00pm-6:30pm (ended)
105 North Gate Hall

After the release of a new plan by President Obama, a panel of legal experts, national security professionals, journalists, government officials, and military officials will discuss the plan's feasibility: What is at stake?  What are the pros and cons?  What are the obstacles? 


  • Jess Bravin, Journalist at the Wall Street Journal.  Author of "The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay."
  • Alberto Mora, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Costs & Consequences of Torture Program.
  • Ashika Singh, Professor at Tulane University, Ex-Attorney at the U.S. State Department and in the Office of the Legal Adviser, and most recently in the Office of Political-Military Affairs.
  • Adam Thurschwell, General Counsel, Military Commissions Defense Organization.
  • Sharon Weill, Lecturer and Researcher in Intel Law, Sciences Po Paris and Visiting Scholar, Berkeley School of Law. 

Moderator: Mark Danner, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Sponsored by the Institutions and Governance Program.  Co-sponsored by the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs, the Institute of International Studies, and the Human Rights Center