[Ottawa] Torture, US Foreign Policy and Beyond

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 6pm

This is a special invitation from the Harvard Club of Ottawa. All Harvard Club of Toronto members are welcome to join.

On May 18,  Alberto Mora will speak to the club (and all others interested in human rights, public policy and effective strategy) about "Torture, US Foreign Policy and Beyond."

Alberto Mora is Senior Fellow at Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. A former General Counsel to the US Navy, he led an effort within the Defense Department to end coercive and unlawful interrogation tactics at Guantanamo. Countering those who call for harsh approaches, he continues as a leader against the use of torture as reprehensible, ineffective and illegal.

With U.S. President Trump threatening to re-instate "water-boarding and worse", U.S. experience with torture remains very relevant to the conduct of foreign policy today. For background, please see the October 2016 article in Foreign Affairs: The Strategic Costs of Torture. 

To register for the event, please go to Eventbrite.


Event Schedule:
6:00pm: Registration and Light Refreshments.  
6:45pm: Introduction (including welcome by John Packer, Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa. Alberto Mora will be introduced by his former classmate, Margaret Huber, Harvard Club of Ottawa President).

Talk by Alberto Mora, followed by Question and Answer period.
Thank you remarks by Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada.


Harvard Club Member or guest $20
uOttawa affiliate or guest $20
General Public $25
Recent graduate or under 30: $5
Student or Unwaged: Free

The talk will be held in the Moot Court Hall (ground floor) of Fauteux Hall, within the Faculty of Law Building at the University of Ottawa.

Parking is available in the Brooks Garage (100 Thomas-More Private).

A map of the campus (and parking lots) is available at: https://www.uottawa.ca/facilities/sites/www.uottawa.ca.facilities/files/170106mainparkingmap.pdf.


6:00PM - 8:00PM Thu 18 May 2017, Eastern timezone


University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
57 Louis-Pasteur Private
Ottawa, ON K1N Canada

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