Academic Year 2011-2012

Event Title

Truth, Justice, and the State in the ‘Ticking Bomb’ Era: A Critique of ‘Enhanced’ Interrogations, Drones, and Other Post-9/11 Initiatives

Disciplines

Defense and Security Studies | Law

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Since 9/11, a new justice paradigm has emerged that has tilted the delicate balance between public safety and due process further in favor of the former. The new normal includes “enhanced” interrogation techniques against suspects and extra-judicial killings of unindicted enemies in foreign lands. This talk discussed the legal, moral, political, and practical implications of embracing such aggressive strategies.

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Truth, Justice, and the State in the ‘Ticking Bomb’ Era: A Critique of ‘Enhanced’ Interrogations, Drones, and Other Post-9/11 Initiatives

Since 9/11, a new justice paradigm has emerged that has tilted the delicate balance between public safety and due process further in favor of the former. The new normal includes “enhanced” interrogation techniques against suspects and extra-judicial killings of unindicted enemies in foreign lands. This talk discussed the legal, moral, political, and practical implications of embracing such aggressive strategies.