Waxman, Former Bush Official, Speaks on Terror War

Columbia Law School Professor’s Speech October 11, 2007
Press contact:
James O’Neill
212-854-1584   Cell: 646-596-2935
October 5, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School Professor Matthew Waxman, who served in a Pentagon post created in the wake of the Abu Ghraib crisis to address prisoner abuse, will give a lecture open to the media Oct. 11 titled ``Are We At War? Trans-Atlantic Perspectives on Combating Terrorism.’’
While in the Bush Administration, Waxman pushed for new Pentagon standards on handling terror suspects to include language from the Geneva Conventions that bars cruel, humiliating and degrading treatment. Before joining the Columbia Law School faculty this year, he had most recently served as the principal deputy director of the policy planning staff at the Department of State.
Space is limited; journalists who wish to attend are asked to contact James O’Neill at [email protected] or 212-854-1584.
WHAT: ``Are We At War? Trans-Atlantic Perspectives on Combating Terrorism,’’ a lecture by Matthew Waxman.
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. EST
WHERE: The St. Regis Hotel, Two East 55th Street at Fifth Avenue, St. Regis Roof, New York, N.Y.
Matthew Waxman, Associate Professor of Law, is an expert in the domestic and legal aspects of fighting terrorism. He clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He authored several books on the use of military force as an instrument of American foreign policy.
The speech is sponsored by the Columbia Law School Association and open to Law School alumni. 
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