Given renewed fears of terrorism driven by the rise of ISIS and their skilled use of social media, how is the continuing conflict over security and liberty evolving? What can we expect in the future as the renewal of the Patriot Act looms and debate over authorizations for the use of force and surveillance come to the floor of Congress? Is there a new normal? And if so, what does it mean for civil liberties and for the safety and security of Americans?
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The second event is entitled “Another of the Intransigent Ones: Sousa Mendes, Lawyer, Diplomat and Savior of 30,000 Wartime Refugees.” This film screening and panel discussion will take place on Nov 24th from 6-8pm in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room. The panel discussion will be moderated by James Traub of the New York Times; panelists include: Joan Halperin, Mordecai Paldiel, and Richard Weisberg.
Tomorrow, October 30th, the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights (HGHR) Program at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law presents a discussion “On the Implications for Contemporary Law and Legal Scholarship of Vichy and Third Reich Judicial Discourse.” The event will begin at 6 pm at 55 Fifth Avenue. There will be a reception following the event.
The discussion will involve close readings of what passed for legal discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany, appraising its significance for today’s legal scholarship, judges, and interpretive theory. Among specific developments to be discussed are a German court’s recent description of circumcision in Jewish ritual as causing “severe physical injury,” the relationship of law and morals generally, and the implications of Vichy’s legal and academic discourse for the incipient renewal of anti-semitism in France.
The speakers are Prof. Otto Pfersmann, Prof. of Law, Paris-1, Pantheon, Sorbonne, and Prof. Richard Weisberg, Floersheimer Prof. of Constitutional Law and Founding Director, Cardozo Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Program.
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