The War on Terror and the Fate of Human Rights in the U.S.


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, April 23, 2008


The conference will explore vital issues concerning civil liberties and national security in the aftermath of 9/11. The conference will draw from the experience of well-informed experts to help participants gain a greater understanding of government policies and their effects on individuals and local communities.



  • The War on Terror and Human Rights
  • Security and Liberty: Is there a trade off?
  • The Plight of Muslims in the Aftermath of 9/11
  • Immigration and Latinos in the U.S.
  • Political Asylum and the U.S. after 9/11
  • Torture, Policy and Law

Speakers include:

  • Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Grayson Barber, First Amendment Litigator and Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
  • Andrew Mattson, Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Program, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Detective, Counter-terrorism Unit, New York City Police Department
  • Gazman Xhudo, Adjunct Faculty, Homeland Security Program, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Sohail Mohammed, Legal Advocate for Muslim Detainees
  • Gerard Gonzalez, New Jersey Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Elissa Steglich, Managing Attorney, Legal Representation Project, American Friends Service Committee
  • John Schiemann, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Joseph Chuman, Human Rights Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Elise Salem, Associate Provost for Global Learning, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Time: 1- 5:15p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of Global Learning, 201-692-7360,

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April 9, 2008