Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights- featuring CCR Staff Attorney Katherine Gallagher- Washington, D.C.


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Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights
"The Role of Accountability in Protecting Human Rights and National Security"
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks
William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Panel 1: Addressing the State Secrets Privilege
·         Louis Fisher, Scholar in Residence, The Constitution Project
·         Daryl Joseffer, Partner, King & Spaulding LLP; former Principal Deputy U.S. Solicitor General
·         Eric Lichtblau, National Security Reporter, The New York Times
·         Heather Sawyer, Counsel, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Moderator: Laura Donohue, Acting Director of the Center on National Security and the Law and Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Panel 2: Pursuing Accountability for Human Rights Violations in the National Security Context: Domestic, Regional and International Strategies
·         Katherine Gallagher, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
·         James A. Goldston, Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative
·         Ben Wizner, Litigation Director, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Moderator: Melina Milazzo, Pennoyer Fellow, Human Rights First
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon Remarks
·         Robert F. Muse, Partner, Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Panel 3: Accountability for Private Security Contractors
·         Ilona Cohen, Majority Counsel, Senate Committee on Armed Services
·         Mark DeWitt, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Triple Canopy
·         Richard Fontaine, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
·         Jason Pielemeier, Special Advisor, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State
·         Moshe Schwartz, Specialist in Defense Acquisition Policy, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service
Moderator: Devon Chaffee, Advocacy Counsel, Human Rights First

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