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Today’s Military Commissions – A Conversation

February 21, 2019 6:00 pm
February 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Center on National Security
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The Center on National Security at Fordham Law invites you to a special event 
Today’s Military Commissions
A Conversation
Carol Rosenberg, Michel Paradis,
John Ryan, James Harrington,
and Wells Dixon
Moderated by
Karen J. Greenberg
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Fordham University Law School
Bateman Room 2-01B
150 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023
Carol Rosenberg joined the staff of The Miami Herald in 1990. She has covered the Guantanamo Bay detention center and related controversies longer than any journalist, from the arrival of the first prisoners on Jan. 11, 2002 through the present. She has served as The Herald’s Middle East correspondent, Washington correspondent, Foreign Affairs writer and Military Affairs correspondent. She has won numerous awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in 2011, the Edward Willis Scripps Award in 2015, and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts in 2018. She was honored by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 2014.

Michel Paradis is currently a senior attorney with the Military Commissions Defense Organization at the United States Department of Defense. In that role, he is regularly appointed to represent detainees held at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has argued numerous cases before the nation’s highest courts including, al Bahlul v. United States and Al Nashiri v. Obama. He writes and teaches on issues of international and constitutional law at Columbia Law School and Georgetown Law. He received his B.A and J.D. degrees from Fordham University, as well as a doctorate degree from Oxford University.

John Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief and Senior VP for Content at Lawdragon where he oversees all online and magazine content, website development and company branding. He also provides regular coverage from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on the military commissions against accused terrorists, including the case against the five alleged plotters of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Prior to joining Lawdragon, John was a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and twice won the Los Angeles Press Club’s award for “Best Magazine Feature.”

James Harrington is a capital defense attorney for Harrington & Mahoney in Buffalo, New York. He has served in private practice for 33 years concentrating on criminal law. He recently served a term as Chair of the Erie County Bar Association’s important Judiciary Committee. He is a Past President of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Currently he serves as the Criminal Justice Act representative for the Western District of New York. Mr. Harrington is a lecturer at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School teaches a constitutional law course at Buffalo State College. He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America® 2007.”

Wells Dixon specializes in challenging unlawful detentions at the Guantánamo prison. He represents clients in federal court, before the military commissions at Guantanamo, and in various international proceedings. Prior to coming to the Center for Constitutional Rights, Wells worked at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he specialized in white collar criminal defense and securities litigation. Wells is frequently cited as a Guantanamo expert in major news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, and MSNBC, among others.

Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law and the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days. Her most recent book is Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State.

Kindly RSVP by Monday, February 18, 2019. Thank you. 
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