Performance of “In Our Name: A Play on the Torture Years” followed by Panel Discussion on Guantánamo (New York, NY)


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, May 9, 2012


CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Department of Communication and Theater Arts presents In Our Name: A Play on the Torture Years. Following the opening performance on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 there will also be a critical panel discussion on Guantánamo.

Wednesday, May 9th
1:30 pm Performance followed immediately by panel discussion (see below).
8:30 pm Performance

Monday, May 14th
1:30 pm Performance
8:30 pm Performance

Wednesday, May 23rd
Additional performance with special guest Michael Meltsner!
8:00 pm Performance

In Our Name: A Play on the Torture Years, written by Northeastern University School of Law Professor Michael Meltsner, is a drama addressing how and why the nation found itself brutally treating the men it detained. It examines the rationalization of these injustices by the U.S. government, the use of military tribunals, and the willful blindness of the public. The running time of this play is approximately one hour.

Immediately following the opening performance on Wednesday, May 9th at 1:30 pm, the Department of Communication and Theater Arts will present a panel discussion on Guantánamo. This panel will feature Jennifer R. Cowan, Defense Attorney for Guantanamo detainees from Debevoise & Plimpton Law Firm, and Elizabeth Wilson, Professor at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University. Continue to check this page for updates on speakers.

To reserve your tickets please call the Department of Communication and Theater Arts at (212) 237-8130.

CUNY Event Flyer

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May 3, 2012