National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs 5th Annual Research Symposium

The National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs 5th Annual Research Symposium: “Torture Treatment: Clinical, Community & Policy Interventions, & Outcomes”

Cost: $25 per person. Please register in advance.

3 Keynote Speakers:  

David Luban, PhD
America's Illicit Affair with Torture
David Luban is a professor of law and philosophy at Georgetown University Law Center, currently directing the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. His scholarship focuses on professional ethics, international law, and issues of war and peace. Luban has written extensively about U.S. involvement in torture since 9/11, and has testified before both houses of Congress on the role of government lawyers in facilitating abusive interrogations. His book Torture, Power, and Law will be published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press, which also published his Legal Ethics and Human Dignity.

Juan Mendez, JD
The UN & Torture: Dealing with the Work of Rehabilitation
Juan E. Méndez, JD, is Visiting Professor of Law at American University – Washington College of Law, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. A native of Argentina, Mr. Méndez has dedicated his legal career to the defense of human rights and advocacy throughout the Americas. He has served as Special Advisor to the International Criminal Court, as President of the International Center for Transitional Justice, and was named Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide by the Honorable Kofi Annan .

Robert Lemelson, PhD
Understanding the Impacts of Torture through Film
Robert Lemelson, PhD, is a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and assistant adjunct professor, Department of Anthropology, UCLA. Dr. Lemelson’s research, publications, and documentary films focus on interactions of culture, trauma, personal experience, and mental illness, including PTSD, in Indonesia and the U. S. Founding Elemental Productions, he has produced 12 films since 2008. He is founder and president of the Foundation for Psychocultural Research, a non-profit supporting innovative research in psychological anthropology, multidisciplinary faculty conferences, and training.

Plus eight speakers who work in clinical, legal or research capacities in NCTTP centers across the U.S.

Wed, Feb 13 at 8:00am

George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building-Ground Floor
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC





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