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Media Advisory

"Torture, Human Rights & Terrorism" Panel

26 February 2007

ATTENTION: Political, Latin America and legal writers and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

"Torture, Human Rights and Terrorism," a panel discussion sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley's Center of Latin American Studies in conjunction with the center's exhibit of Abu Ghraib paintings by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero.

4 p.m., Wednesday, March 7

Booth Auditorium at UC Berkeley's School of Law (Boalt Hall). A map is available at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/DE67.html.

Panelists will include:

  • Aryeh Neier, president of George Soros' Open Society Institute, adjunct professor of law at New York University, and founder of Human Rights Watch
  • Jose Zalaquett, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, law professor and co-director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Chile Law School, and a writer about the arts in Latin America
  • Jenny S. Martinez, an associate professor of law at Stanford University who defended alleged dirty bomb suspect Jose Padilla in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004
  • Philip Zimbardo, former president of the American Psychological Association, the professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford who conducted a famed experiment pitting students posing as guards against those posing as prisoners, and author of a book on Abu Ghraib due out in March

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit of Botero's Abu Ghraib paintings is at 190 Doe Library through March 23. More information is online at clas.berkeley.edu. Sample images from the Abu Ghraib collection are available to the media by contacting Kathleen Maclay in UC Berkeley's Media Relations at (510) 643-5651.


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