Lecture on Gitmo at Wayne Law, Nov. 11

The Wayne State University Law School's Program for International Legal Studies presents a lecture, "After Gitmo: Obama Grapples with Preventive Detention," by Scott Horton, on Nov.11 at 12:15 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit. Lunch will be served.

Horton is a New York attorney and lecturer at Columbia University Law School known for his path-breaking work on U.S detention and interrogation policy in the war on terror.

A life-long human rights advocate, Horton served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union. He is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region.

Horton recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He recently completed a study of the accountability of private security contractors in the war on terror, published as Private Security Contractors at War, and appeared and testified five times before Congress on this and related subjects. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, the EurasiaGroup and the American Branch of the International Law Association. He is also Contributing Editor of Harper's Magazine and author of the No Comment blog on the magazine's website.

Horton's talk is part of the 2009-10 Speaker Series presented by Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies which brings prominent experts in the field to law school campus.

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