Friday, September 15, 2017
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Petterutti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
Guantánamo, Going Forward: What’s Next for Current and Former Detainees?, a half-day symposium organized by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, features presentations by the conceptual documentary artist Debi Cornwall; J. Wells Dixon, a constitutional rights attorney who will address the future of Guantánamo under the Trump Administration; and Mohamedou Ould Slahi, former detainee at Guantánamo and author of Guantánamo Diary. They will address the current situation at Guantánamo and the prospects for those still detained there; the experience and possibilities for former detainees, including apology and reparation by national governments; and how individuals and institutions, in the humanities and across disciplines, can advocate and act for change.
Co-sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, with support from the Brown Arts Initiative, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, the Comparative Literature Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies.