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The Long War Series



Moderated by Carr Center Director Sarah Sewall

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy presents a year-long series of events at the John F. Kennedy School of Government exploring the meaning and implications of the Long War. The series aims to catalyze broader discussion and enhance understanding of the terrorist threat and the Western response to terrorism.

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Spring 2007

Date Title Details

February 12 "The 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War as a Model for the War against Terrorism". A seminar with Bill Arkin, NBC News military analyst and columnist for the Washingtonpost.com. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
March 8 Journalistic Perspectives on Iraq: Seeking Truth in War, George Packer, author of Assassin's Gate, Dexter Filkins, NYT reporter Packer and Filkins discuss reporting on Iraq, followed by Q&A. Moderated by Sarah Sewall, Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
March 22 Address and Q&A by Mark Malloch Brown, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. Moderated by Sarah Sewall, Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
April 12 "Asymmetric Warfare Mon Amour: What the "Long War" Means to Me"

Seminar with Colonel Peter A. (Duke) DeLuca, "Asymmetric Warfare Mon Amour: What the "Long War" Means to Me". Moderated by Sarah Sewall, Carr Center Director. Part of Carr Center's "Long War Series".

Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
April 13


"Enemy Combatants, Torture and the Military Commissions Act of 2006"

A public address by Neal Katyal, Professor of Law, Georgetown University. Lead counsel in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Moderated by Sarah Sewall, Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Carr C enter for Human Rights Policy.

Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
April 23 Panel: “Understanding the Terrorist Perspective”

With Dr. Jessica Stern, Lecturer in Public Policy (KSG) and author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants KillLouise Richardson, Executive Dean of the Radcliffe Institute and author of What Terrorists Want, and Sarah Sewall (moderator), Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
April 27


Address by Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. 6pm, Wiener Auditorium. Moderated by Sarah Sewall, Carr Center Director. Part of the Carr Center's "Human Rights at Home" and "Long War Series".

Event Link | Video | Agenda View

Fall 2006

Date Title Details

September 13 Film, The War Tapes (2006):  A screening of the award-winning documentary of Operation Iraqi Freedom will be accompanied by a discussion with three of the soldiers who filmed the movie and the executive producer, Chuck Lacy. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
October 10 Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower : Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 will discuss the origins of the 9/11 attacks and America ’s response. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
October 16 Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Samantha Power,Fighting the War on Terror: A Short-Term Vision for a Long-Term Conflict?” Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
October 23 Tom Ricks of The Washington Post will discuss his new book Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
November 8 Rory Stewart, author of Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq will discuss his new book and his experiences as a deputy governor of two Iraqi provinces. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View
November 17 General John Philip Abizaid, “The Long War,” Kennedy School Forum. Event Link | Video Feed | Agenda View
November 30 Senator Gary Hart, “The New Security in the 21st Century”. Event Link | Summary | Agenda View


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