FDU Event is Free and Open to the Public
Teaneck, NJ (April 3, 2008) — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Office of Global Learning will present a conference on "The War on Terror and the Fate of Human Rights in the U.S." at the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ, on Wednesday, April 23 from 1-5:15 p.m.
The conference will focus on the tension between preserving civil liberties and the need to maintain national security in the aftermath of 9/11. It is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The keynote speaker for the conference is Vince Warren, the executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, whose topic is “The War on Terror and Human Rights.” He will speak at 1:30 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., a panel discussion on "Security and Liberty: Is There a Trade Off?" features civil libertarians and university faculty members, including Grayson Barber, First Amendment litigator, ACLU-NJ board member; Gary Nissenbaum, civil liberties litigator; Andrew Matson, adjunct faculty, Criminal Justice, FDU and Detective, Counter-Terrorism Unit, New York City Police Department; and Gus Xhudo, adjunct faculty, Homeland Security graduate degree program, FDU.
Following a refreshment break, attendees can select from four breakout sessions: “The Plight of Muslims in the Aftermath of 9/11” led by Sohail Mohammed, legal advocate for Muslim detainees; “Immigration and Latinos in the U.S.” led by Gerard Gonzalez, NJ Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Assoc.; “Political Asylum and the U.S. After 9/11” led by Elissa Steglich, Managing Attorney, Legal Representation Project, American Friends Service; and “Torture, Policy and Law” led by John Schiemann, assistant professor of political science, FDU.
Joseph Chuman, Human Rights Coordinator, adjunct faculty, FDU and leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, will bring the conference to a close at 5 p.m.
The conference is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at Muscarelle Hall, 1004 University Circle, Teaneck. For additional information, please contact the Office of Global Learning at 201 692-7360.