Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights: Rule of Law in the Context of Military Interventions
Thursday, 3/19/2009 9:45 AM (EST)
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9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks (Link Above)
T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Rosa Brooks, Professor and Director of the Human Rights Institute, Georgetown University Law Center
Thomas B. Nachbar, Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Panel 1 - Military Involvement in Rule of Law Activities: Boots on the Ground(Link Above)
Phillip Carter, Associate, McKenna Long & Aldridge
Col. David Paschal, Commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division,
William Spencer, Executive Director, Institute for International Law and Human Rights
Maj. Marie Anderson, Associate Professor, International and Operational Law, Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (Moderator)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Tom Ricks, Special Military Correspondent, The Washington Post, and Author, "Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq" and "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008"
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Brig. Gen. Edward Cardon, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (Leadership Development and Education) and Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Chris Homan, Foreign Policy Adviser, Office of Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
Rachel Kleinfeld, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Truman National Security Project
Eric Schwartz, Executive Director, Connect U.S. Fund
Jane Stromseth, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Aaron Belkin, Director, Palm Center and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
David Crane, Professor, Syracuse University College of Law
Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force
William Stuebner, Director, Civil Military Operations, The Louis Berger Group
Col. Mark Martins, Chief, International and Operational Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army (Moderator)
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Jeh Johnson, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense
This is the fourth annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights. It is sponsored by the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown Law in partnership with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School and the University of Virginia School of Law.
The annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights was established by Samuel Dash’s family and friends, Georgetown Law alumni and the law firm of Cozen O’Connor to honor Dash’s contributions to international human rights and domestic civil rights.
Dash, who joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 1965, and was on the board of the International League of Human Rights, traversed the globe in pursuit of justice. He led a human rights mission to Northern Ireland to investigate the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" incident, and traveled to the Soviet Union and Chile. In 1985, he was the first American to visit Nelson Mandela in prison and became involved in mediation efforts that eventually led to Mandela's release.
Dash also served as chief counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee’s investigation into the Nixon administration’s involvement in the Democratic National Committee break-in, which ultimately led to President Nixon’s resignation.
Dash died in 2004.