ACLU litigator to speak Feb. 24 at Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Security in a democratic society will be a lecture topic Feb. 24 at Gettysburg College.

The 7:30 p.m. talk by Jameel Jaffer, a litigator for the American Civil Liberties Union and director of its National Security Program, will take place in the College Union Building, Room 260. His talk, "Security's Province in a Democratic Society," is free and open to the public. Jaffer will also meet with classes and student groups. His talk is part of the Eisenhower Institute's 2009 Speaker Series.

Jaffer leads a team litigating major constitutional cases on the ACLU's national security docket, including cases concerning surveillance, secrecy, detention and the freedom of speech and association. He serves as a spokesperson on national security issues. A human rights monitor for the military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, Jaffer co-authored, "Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond." He is a graduate of Williams College, Cambridge University and Harvard Law School.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Justin Brower, class of 2010

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations


Posted: Thu, 19 Feb 2009




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