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Live chat: Jameel Jaffer on civil liberties after 9/11

Join us on Monday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. for a live discussion with Canadian Jameel Jaffer, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Center for Democracy.

Click here for a link to the discussion page.

In the aftermath of 9/11, the West faced new moral questions about the detention and torture of suspected terrorists and the limiting of personal privacy associated with wiretaps and antiterrorism law.

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Jameel Jaffer has testified before U.S. congress about issues relating to government surveillance and, since 2004, he has served as a human rights monitor for the military commissions at Guantanamo. His book, Administration of Torture (co-authored with Open Society Justice Institute attorney Amrit Singh), was published by Columbia University Press in 2007. Prior to joining the staff of the ACLU, he served as law clerk to Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada. He is a graduate of Williams College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School.

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