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Starts: 10/19/06 01:00 PM
Ends:  10/20/06 05:30 PM

October 12, 2006

Claire Duggan: (202) 994-0616;
Matt Lindsay: (202) 994-1423;

OCT. 19-20, 2006

"The New Face of Armed Conflict: Enemy Combatants After Hamdan v. Rumsfeld" Marks 75th Anniversary of the GW Law Review

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, experts, moderators, and guests will convene for a two-day conference at The George Washington University Law School to discuss the far-ranging and immediate implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. This symposium will be held in celebration of the 75th anniversary of The George Washington Law Review. Since its inception, the GW Law Review has sought to add to the legal scholarship in important areas of interest to the legal community. 
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, 1 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room (L101)
Lerner Hall, 2000 H St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)

The event is open to the public. RSVP is required by Friday, Oct. 13, 2006. For complete event details and to RSVP visit
Members of the media are welcome to attend the lecture and reception. For more information or to RSVP, contact Claire Duggan at (202) 994-0616.


Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006

Welcome and Introductions (1-1:30 p.m.)

Enemy Combatants Under the Radar: Ghost Detainees, Proxy Detention, and Extraordinary Rendition (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
- Moderator: Peter Raven-Hansen, Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law, GW Law School
- Robert M. Chesney, associate professor of law, Wake Forest University School of Law
- Leila Nadya Sadat, Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
- Margaret L. Satterthwaite, assistant professor of clinical law, New York University School of Law

Trying Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts (3:45-5:45 p.m.)
- Moderator: Ralph G. Steinhardt, Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor of Law, GW Law School
- Michael German, policy counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; former special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counterterrorism Unit
- Douglas Letter, professorial lecturer in law, GW Law School; attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
- The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Mary Jo White, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York; partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Friday, Oct. 20, 2006

Keynote Address (9-10 a.m.)
John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser to the Secretary of State
Bellinger will consider the Hamdan decision in the light of its international effects.  As the principal adviser on all domestic and international law matters to the Department of State, the Foreign Service, and the diplomatic and consular posts abroad, Bellinger is uniquely positioned to comment on the decision's effect in the international community.

Practitioner's Views from Guantanamo (1:15-3:15 p.m.)
- Moderator: Stephen A. Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, GW Law School
- Neil A. Lewis, correspondent, The New York Times
- John P. Einwechter, former prosecutor, Office of Military Commissions; of counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Gen. Thomas L. Hemingway, legal advisor to the Appointing Authority for the Office of Military Commissions
- Lieutenant Colonel Sharon A. Shaffer, former deputy chief defense counsel, Office of Military Commissions
- Colonel Dwight H. Sullivan, chief defense counsel, Office of Military Commissions

Rules of War: The Geneva Conventions in the War on Terror (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
- Moderator: William H. Taft IV, former legal advisor to the United States Department of State
- Mark A. Drumbl, professor of law and Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow; director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington and Lee University School of Law
- Ingrid Detter Frankopan, professor emeritus, Stockholm University
- Derek P. Jinks, assistant professor, The University of Texas School of Law
- Sean D. Murphy, professor of law, GW Law School

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