Law & Dis/Order

Weissman Center for Leadership
and the Liberal Arts

Fall 2005

Shock and Awe: Law and Dis/order in Iraq and Beyond

The “war on terror” is a multi-faceted and international endeavor. It involves nations and nation-states, depends on covert operations and highly visible military campaigns, relies on soldiers and civilians, and shapes current and future domestic and foreign policies on civil rights, political affiliation, and social order.

Our featured panelists are on the front lines of various battles related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. James Bamford, investigative journalist and intelligence expert, is known for his provocative books about the National Security Agency, and most recently, about the US decision to go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kamal Nawash, president and co-founder of Free Muslims Against Terrorism Coalition, is a Virginia-based attorney who is active in Republican politics and American Arab circles. Jonathan Pyle, co-lead counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights, works with detainees from Abu Ghraib prison. His clients include Haj Ali, whose picture when he was hooded and attached to electrodes during interrogation has galvanized discussion about military practices and the identification of terror suspects. Raymond Tanter, former National Security Council staff member during the Reagan administration, has written widely on terrorism, international conflicts, Iran, Israel and on Lebanon. The co-founder of the Iran Policy Committee and a former Hoover Institution Fellow, he teaches in the government department at Georgetown University.

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 29

Time: 7:00 PM

Speakers: James Bamford, Kamal Nawash, Jonathan Pyle, & Raymond Tanter

Place: Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Admission: Free and open to the public.


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