Abril 17, 2007

Guantanamo Prisoner Issue Will Be Topic of Brooklyn College Discussion

by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 04-16-2007

Granddaughter of Rosenbergs To Speak

BROOKLYN — On Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m., Brooklyn College will present “Disappeared in New York and Guantanamo: Arbitrary Detention and Torture Post 9-11,” the annual Konefsky Lecture given by Rachel Meeropol, staff lawyer at the Center for Constitutional Rights, in the Bedford Room, second floor of the Student Center.

Meeropol is the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and the daughter of Robert Meeropol. She has worked extensively on prisoner-rights issues following September 11, 2001 and is now seeking to provide legal representation for the detainees in Guantanamo, Cuba. She is co-author of “America’s Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the ‘War on Terror.’”

The Center for Constitutional Rights is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The annual lecture to be given by Meeropol is named for the late Samuel J. Konefsky, professor of political science at Brooklyn College for more than thirty-five years. Professor Konefsky was a major intellectual presence in the department and on campus beginning in the mid-1930s. He authored several critically acclaimed books, including “Chief Justice Stone and the Supreme Court” (1945) and “The Constitutional World of Mr. Justice Frankfurter” (1949).

Admission is free. For more information, please call (718) 951-5306. The lecture is sponsored by the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities.

Brooklyn College is one of the eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York. The College ranks in the Top 10 nationally in Princeton Review’s 2006 guidebook, America’s Best Value Colleges. The Princeton Review’s 2003 edition of The Best 345 Colleges also named Brooklyn College the “Most Beautiful Campus” for its Georgian-style buildings and landscaped quadrangle.

© Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2007

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