Connections Episode 15
The Lasting Legacies of US Torture
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Lisa Hajjar
On Tuesday, 14 September Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Lisa Hajjar on the post-2001 US torture program and its living legacies. This episode of Connections examines the development and impact of the US torture program in the context of two decades of the “War on Terror”.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Lisa Hajjar is a professor of sociology at the University of California – Santa Barbara. Her work focuses mainly on issues relating to law and conflict, including military courts and occupations, torture, targeted killing, war crimes, and human rights. Her publications include Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza (University of California Press, 2005) and Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights (Routledge 2013). Her new book, The War in Court: The Inside Story of the Fight against US Torture in the “War on Terror,” will be published by the University of California Press. She is a founding co-editor of Jadaliyya and a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Report.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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