NYU School of Law's Karen J. Greenberg Available for Commentary on CIA Memos

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Media Contact: Jason Casell
                                                                                                    212.998.6849; jason.casell@nyu.edu

April 21, 2009 (NEW YORK) -- Karen J. Greenberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on torture, interrogation policy, laws of detention, treatment of prisoners of war, and Guantanamo Bay is available for commentary.

Greenberg is the co-editor of The Torture Papers (Cambridge), considered the most important documentation of one nation’s lawlessness ever published. She also has just published, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, (Oxford).

Greenberg is also the executive director of NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security, a research and policy center that examines security and terrorism at national and international levels.

Possible Issues/Questions Greenberg can address:

• Historical Overview of America’s torture and human rights polices
• What is the import of the new interrogation memos?
• Should the memos have been released? Is the country endangered by the release of these national secrets?
• Should CIA officers be prosecuted?
• Should Bush lawyers, who developed legal basis for interrogation techniques, be prosecuted?
• Does torture work? What alternative policies work? Viable recommendation offered.
• Given what’s happened, can America ever be a nation of “exceptionalism” again? Is the America of the past—a sanctuary for human rights and the rule of law—forever lost?
 
To set up an interview, please contact Joan M. Dim, 917.282.8435, joan.dim@nyu.edu.

 

EDITORS NOTE

NYU School of Law’s Center on Law and Security (CLS) is a research and policy center that examines security and studies the legal dimensions of security and counterterrorism at national and international levels. The CLS publishes task force reports, terrorist trial report cards, summarizes leading debates in national policy, and serves as an informational resource for policy makers, journalists and the public.

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