Special Events & Series
The following Special Event is scheduled for Spring 2015.
Co-sponsored by MSGA's The Human Rights and International Law League (THRILL)
It has been nearly 13 years since the first prisoners arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities. During this time, approximately 780 detainees have been held there. As of December 2014, 127 of these prisoners remain despite President Obama’s 2009 executive order calling for the closure of the prison within one year. The prison has been greatly criticized on many grounds including fair trial issues and prolonged indefinite detention.
Join CGA Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Trahan and a panel of experts as they discuss where the efforts to close the prison are today, and what the next steps must be. The panelists will cover the impact of the prison on the United States’ global reputation and foreign policy efforts, how transnational security concerns affect the debate, realities of recidivism rates for those prisoners who have already been released, and what is hindering the prison’s closing.