The following audio and video were recorded on January 27, 2010.
This event was co-sponsored by The Center for Law and Counterterrorism (A Joint Project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the National Review Institute)
It has been a year since President Obama took office with a promise to close the detainee holding facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In the wake of decisions to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and other terrorist detainees in civilian courts, this is an opportune time to assess our progress in the War on Terror. Panelists will discuss what has transpired, what has gone wrong, what has gone right, and what we should expect next. Topics will include detention, surveillance, interrogation, trials, and more.
- Mr. Steven A. Engel, Dechert LLP
- Hon. Neal K. Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
- Mr. David B. Rivkin, Jr., Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP, and Co-Chairman, Center for Law and Counterterrorism
- Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law
- Moderator: Prof. Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law
National Press Club