The 9/11 Effect with Amy Goodman
What began as an emergency law-enforcement response to a traumatic domestic attack has been institutionalized in what amounts to a state of permanent emergency. In the decade since the attacks of September 11, 2001, federal agencies have built a vast homeland security infrastructure in which enhanced domestic intelligence and surveillance programs have become the norm. To better understand not only how these changes came to pass but how they have altered our legal and civic institutions, Harper’s Magazine has brought together a panel of leading journalists, lawyers, and policy experts to discuss and debate the legacy of the U.S. war on terrorism.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Proshansky Auditorium (lower level)
Free and open to the public
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
Lawyer and contributing editor Scott Horton, winner of the National Magazine Award for his Harper’s Magazine expose of inmate abuse at Guantanamo Bay;
Fordham Law School’s Karen Greenberg, former director of NYU’s Center on Law and Security and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days;
Petra Bartosiewicz, Harper’s Magazine contributor and one of the journalists who has most covered the domestic front of the war on terrorism; and
Michael German, ACLU Policy Counsel and former FBI Special Agent to explore The 9/11 Effect.
Co-sponsored by Harper’s Magazine