THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

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“Guantánamo: How Should We Respond?” at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Event Runs from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 5th Simulcast in the Townsend Residential Life Center Multipurpose Room on the Galloway Twp. Campus

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 11, 2006

Contact:     Tim Kelly

                  Jessica Hudson

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950

GALLOWAY TWP., NJ – This nationwide teach-in on the detentions at Guantánamo Bay will include presentations by journalists, military personnel, lawyers, psychologists, physicians, religious leaders and other experts simulcast from Seton Hall University Law School.  Live dialogue among Stockton participants will follow.  For more information, go to http://law.shu.edu/guantanamoteachin/ or http://guantanamobayteachin.blogspot.com/ .

Analysis from a variety of perspectives will be offered.  Law schools, colleges, universities and seminaries will be allied in a national discussion on Guantánamo Bay, the U.S. Government’s detention policy and its key applications in the “war on terror.”  Seton Hall University’s conference offers the opportunity to study the national and international consequences of the indefinite detention of hundreds of individuals labeled as “enemy combatants.”

The event is free and open to the public and will be offered on Thursday, October 5th from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Townsend Residential Life Center Multipurpose Room on the Galloway Township Campus of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

The tentative program for the Teach-In is as follows:

10:00 – 10:45 Opening Remarks featuring a Welcome, Introduction, and “Guantánamo: A Primer”: by Joseph Margulies, Esq. and author of Guantánamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power

10:45 – 12:00 Journalists Look Behind the Wire featuring Jane Mayer from the New Yorker; Carol Rosenberg from the Miami Herald; and Adam Zagorin from Time Magazine

12:00 – 12:15 Habeas Interlude: Force Feeding featuring Julia Tarver Mason, Esq. of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

12:15 – 1:30 First, Do No Harm: Medical Professionals and Guantánamo moderated by Retired Brigadier General Dr. Stephen Xenakis, featuring Dr. Leonard Rubenstein of Physicians for Human Rights; Dr. Gerald Koocher, President of the American Psychological Association; and Dr. Jonathan Marks, Professor at Pennsylvania State University

1:30 – 1:45 Habeas Interlude: Insults to Religion featuring Thomas Wilner, Esq. of Shearman and Sterling, LLP

1:45 – 2:45 Matters of Faith: Guantánamo and Religious Communities featuring Captain James Yee, author of For God And Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire; Reverend George Hunsinger, Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary; and Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition

2:45 – 3:00 Habeas Interlude: Suicide featuring Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, Esq. of Dorsey and Whitney, LLP

3:00 – 4:15 History of Torture in the Modern World is moderated by Joseph Margulies, featuring John Conroy, journalist of the Chicago Reader and author of Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture; Alfred McCoy, Professor at the University of Wisconsin and author of A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror; Walter Pincus, Journalist at the Washington Post; and Craig Haney, Professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

4:15 – 4:30 Habeas Interlude: Military in Civil Society featuring David Remes, Esq. of Covington and Burling, LLP

4:30 – 5:45 The Military and the Commander in Chief moderated by Ronald W. Meister, Esq., partner at Cowan Liebowitz and Latman, P.C. featuring Retired Rear Admiral Donald Guter, Dean of Duquesne University Law School; Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift, Defense Counsel for Salim Ahmed Hamdan in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld; and Colonel Dwight H. Sullivan of USMC, Chief Military Defense Counsel, Military Commissions

5:45 – 6:00 Habeas Interlude: Voices of Guantánamo featuring Brent Mickum, Esq. of Keller and Heckman, LLP

6:00 – 7:00 Closing Remarks on Guantánamo and American Foreign Relations featuring William H. Taft, IV, Esq., Former Legal Advisor in the United States Department of State and Of Counsel of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, LLP

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