|The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar with David Forsythe on:
Quiet Atlanticism: Europe and Bush Policies on Detention and Interrogation
Friday, 28 November 2008, 14.00-15.30
Danish Institute for International Studies
Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K
There has been much talk about a European split from the United States during the Administration of George W. Bush, and some differences were certainly evident regarding the invasion of Iraq. However, European governments generally supported Bush policies toward enemy prisoners after 9/11 consisting of: extraordinary rendition to foreign countries known for torture, forced disappearances and torture as managed by the CIA in its Black Sites, harsh administrative detention at Guantanamo with some torture, etc. While much European public opinion and some parliamentary inquiries were not happy about these policies, one searches in vain for public, strong, and consistent opposition to such U.S. policies by European governments. This presentation reviews the situation of this quiet inter-governmental Atlanticism.
David P. Forsythe is a political scientist who received his PhD from Princeton University and holds the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair in Human Rights and International Studies at DIIS, fall term, 2008. He is the Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and is the General Editor of The Human Rights Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press), 5 volumes, forthcoming in 2009. He has long been interested in human rights and humanitarian affairs. His forthcoming book is The Politics of Torture: The US after 9/11.
Hans Mouritzen, Senior Researcher, DIIS
14.10-14.50 Quiet Atlanticism: Europe and Bush Policies on Detention
David Forsythe, Fulbright Research Professor, DIIS
14.50-15.05 Coffee Break
15.05-15.30 Questions and Answers
The seminar will be held in English.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use below online registration form no later than Thursday, 27 November 2008 at 12.00 noon.