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Marc D. Falkoff -- Poetry at Guantánamo

Thursday, March 15, 2012

7 p.m.

List 110, 64 College Street

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"Poetry at Guantánamo," with Marc D. Falkoff

Falkoff is Associate Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University. Since 2004, he has been a principal lawyer in the habeas representation of seventeen prisoners being held by the U.S. military at Guantánamo Bay on suspicion of involvement with terrorism. For this work, he was named the Charles F.C. Ruff Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2005 by Covington & Burling, LLP. He received the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award in 2007 from the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Bill of Rights in Action Award in 2008 from the Constitutional Rights Foundation in Chicago. The book of prisoner poetry he edited – Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak – was a bestselling anthology and has been translated into a dozen languages.

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List 110, 64 College Street