Connections Episode 45
Inside the Legal Campaign Against US Torture
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Lisa Hajjar
On Wednesday, 16 November Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Lisa Hajjar about the legal campaign against torture in the United States. This episode of Connections examines how this campaign was fought in US courts and the impact it has had.
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 Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose work focuses on the relationship between law and conflict. She is the author of Courting Conflict and Torture: A Sociology of Violence and Human Rights. Her latest book, The War in Court: Inside the Long Fight Against Torture, was published in October 2022 by University of California Press. Hajjar 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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