Symposium to examine counterterrorism policies

A symposium at the University of Iowa College of Law will assess the effectiveness of U.S. counterterrorism policies put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The symposium, “Ten Years after 9/11: Rethinking Counterterrorism,” will be held Feb. 10 and 11. Registration is free and open to the public. CLE credit is also available.

The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 11, in the Boyd Law Building. Several panels of legal and diplomatic experts will clarify U.S.-Western counterterrorism policies, assess their effectiveness, and recommend changes. Among panel topics are: U.S. policy relating to Israeli-Palestinian relations; U.S. policy toward Islam and Islamic countries; U.S. economic policy in the Middle East and Asia; and U.S. military policy.

The keynote address will be delivered at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, by Richard A. Falk of Princeton University and U.N. special rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories. The keynote will be held in room C20 of Pomerantz Career Center.

More information is available at www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/symposium.html.

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