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How Best To Wage The ‘Global War On Terrorism’?
Military, FBI And Legal Luminaries Weigh In At U.Va. Forum On Nov. 10

November 2, 2005 -- The University of Virginia will host “Global War on Terrorism: Defining the Roles of Law Enforcement and Military Force,” a special forum featuring senior military, FBI and legal experts who will discuss issues surrounding the global war on terrorism. The event will be held on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Caplin Auditorium in the School of Law and is free and open to the public.

John Norton Moore, director of the Center for National Security Law and the Walter L. Brown Professor of Law, will serve as the forum moderator. Moore said today that the event “signals a truly rare opportunity for Charlottesville audiences to hear first-hand a group of nationally recognized experts tackling the most urgent legal, military and intelligence issues that our country faces today.”

Following the 9/11 attack, it has been broadly accepted that the response to terrorism must be a combination of law enforcement and military action. Should those captured in the war on terror be treated as military combatants or as international criminals? Following revelations about U.S. treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, that question has become even more important.

The distinguished panelists listed below will weigh in on this issue and others related to due process, federal criminal laws dealing with terrorism and the debate over combatant versus criminal justice models for prosecuting detainees:

David E. Graham – executive director of the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, U.S. Army

M. E. “Spike” Bowman – director of the Intelligence Issues Group. Directorate of Intelligence, FBI

Ruth Wedgwood – director of the International Law and Organization Program at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy.

A reception will follow the discussion, giving attendees the opportunity to meet and talk with the panelists.

For more information about the forum, call John Norton Moore at (434) 924-7441. To RSVP for the reception following the forum, contact khw21@virginia.edu or call (434) 924-3590.

Contact: Mary Carlson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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