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GRT 2013 Indefinite Detention: How did it happen? Can it happen again?

Event Type: Books and Literature
Date: 5/1/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Join us for a lively panel discussion which will examine both the historical context and future of indefinite internment in America. Panelists will discuss the political climate that precipitated FDRs Executive Order 9066 and the role of the media, as well as examine the camp experience and how it affected those who were interned. Panelists will review the current state of civil liberties in America, and the state of detention centers such as Guantanamo.
Panelists include:
Carroll Bogert of Human Rights Watch, who has extensive international news reporting experience and holds a master's degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
Dr. Kevin Buterbaugh, Ph.D., associate professor of international relations and international political economy at Southern Connecticut State University.
Author and journalist Grant Ujifusa, a key player in securing the passage of the historic Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress for grievances caused by the internment of Japanese Americans during the World War II.

Seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 pm.
Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: Stephen Schmidt
Contact Number: 203-625-6527