January 11, 2012 | Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium | New York City
PEN American Center marks the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 captives at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp with an event designed to explore the human cost of America’s post-9/11 torture program. What has been lost and what can we recover? Who has been harmed and how? How can we best undo the damage of torture? How much can be repaired?
This discussion—part reflection, part brainstorming session—is moderated by Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU. Panelists include Larry Siems, Director of PEN’s Freedom to Write Program and author of The Torture Report: What the Documents Say About America’s Post 9/11 Torture Program; Lisa Magarrell, director of program office at The International Center for Transitional Justice; Dr. Jack Saul, Psychology Professor at Columbia University and Director of the International Trauma Studies Program; and Joshua E. S. Phillips, author of None of Us Were Like This Before.
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