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'Human evidence' of Iraq war is topic

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
A lawyer for former Abu Ghraib prisoners will join an artist and photographer who have documented the war in Iraq and a former National Security Council counterterrorism chief for a panel discussion titled "Human Evidence: The War in Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The panelists are: Susan Burke, lead counsel in actions brought on behalf of former Abu Ghraib detainees that allege torture by U.S. defense contractors; Daniel Heyman, a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on issues related to prisoner torture and abuse in Iraq; Michael Kamber, chief photographer for the Baghdad bureau of The New York Times; and Steven Simon, a lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton and former senior director for transnational threats at the National Security Council.

The discussion is being held in conjunction with an exhibition on view through Oct. 24 in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall. The exhibition, which shares the title of the panel discussion, features artwork by Heyman and photographs taken by Kamber while on patrol with U.S. soldiers in Iraq. A reception in the gallery will follow the discussion.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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