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"Torture, Truth, and Democracy:" A Conversation with Mark Fallon and Yuval Ginbar hosted by Professor Darius Rejali

Populism and acceptance of torture are growing worldwide. Torture is happening to migrants as well as enemy combatants, ordinary prisoners as well as terrorists. In this new world, what are the prospects of human rights and democracy? Yuval Ginbar and Mark Fallon address efforts at torture prevention in a time of war and terror: successes, failures, and prospects for the future. Professor Darius Rejali will moderate the panel. 

Mark Fallon is the former NCIS Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Senior Executive within the Department of Homeland Security. His extensive counter-terrorism experience includes leading the USS Cole Task Force, and serving as the Deputy Commander of the task force investigating the al-Qaida terrorist network for trials before military commissions. Fallon is the author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon and US Government Conspired to Torture

Dr. Yuval Ginbar is a Legal Adviser at Amnesty International. As their leading expert on torture prevention and treatment of prisoners, Ginbar shaped Amnesty International’s legal positions on the war on terror. He is the author of Why Not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical and Legal Aspects of the 'Ticking Bomb' Justification for Torture, and previously worked for B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories and the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel.

5 p.m. Reception and book signing - Vollum Lounge

6 p.m. Lecture - Vollum Lecture Hall

All events are free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Political Science department

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Vollum College Center, Lounge and Lecture Hall
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff


Political Science

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