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National Security and Civil Liberties: Treatment of Detainees

The second of three panel discussions at SMU on October 22, 2011, at the conference on "National Security and Civil Liberties" was concerned the treatment of detainees. The conference was sponsored by SMU's John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility. The panel was chaired by Joseph F. Kobylka, Associate Professor of Political Science at SMU, Robin Lovin, the Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at SMU's Perkins School of Theology, Hina Shamsi, Director director of the National Security Project for the ACLU, and Daniel Tichenor, the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science at the University of Oregon. The day-long conference stimulated dialogue, scholarship, andreflection in the academy and wider community about the need to effectively and ethically pursue U.S. national security imperatives without undermining the country's historic commitment to civil liberties.

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