Civil LibertiesGAMBIER, Ohio (October 31, 2011)
Kenyon brings together experts in law and global security on Wednesday, November 9, to discuss the protection of civil liberties when confronting terrorism.
"Civil Liberties in the War on Terrorism" takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Peirce Hall Lounge. Panelists include Amos Guiora '79, law professor at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah; Robert Strassfeld, law professor and director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western University; and David Tucker, associate professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. Thomas Karako, interim director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon, will moderate the discussion.
The panel hopes to bring focus to the political tussle borne of drone air strikes, electronic eavesdropping and tracking, and the rule of law at a time of terrorist violence against civilians. "Controversies such as the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki remind us of the perennial balancing act of civil liberties, due process, and national security," Karako said. Al-Awlaki was an American citizen and senior talent recruiter and motivator involved in planning operations for the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda. He was killed by a U.S. drone strike in September in Yemen.