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GTMO in MSP: Inside Guantanamo, Past and Present, Mar. 1, 2014

Inside Guantanamo, Past and Present

March 1, 2014, 2:00pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN

A panel discussion with Liz Ševčenko, Michael Strauss, and Omar Farah.

US Navy Fleet in Guantánamo Bay, 1927.

US Navy Fleet in Guantánamo Bay, 1927.

Today, Guantánamo Bay makes headlines as the U.S. detention facility for alleged enemy combatants. What many Americans don’t realize is that “Gitmo” was built over a century ago as the United States’ first foreign military installation, and that it served many purposes before 2002 when it became a military prison for the “War on Terror.” Join the conversation and the debate about Guantánamo with international experts Liz Ševčenko, Founding Director of the Guantánamo Bay Public Memory Project, Michael Strauss, professor of international relations at Paris’ École des Hautes Études Internationales, and Omar Farah, Staff Attorney, Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative, as they explore Guantánamo Bay’s little-known past and the historical, legal and human rights implications of its present use for the U.S. and the world.

This program is made possible with support from the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund, voted into law by the people of Minnesota in 2008.

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