Participants

Steven J. Barela, LL.M., Ph.D.

Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Geneva in the Global Studies Institute

Professor J.M. Bernstein

Professor of Philosophy at the New School of Social Research

Professor M. Gregg Bloche

Professor of Law at Georgetown University and author of The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011)

Ms. Marissa Bluestine 

Executive Director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Ms. Susan Brandon

Research psychologist at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and former program manager for research at the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG)

Ms. Laure Brimbal

Postdoctoral Scholar at Iowa State University working on an FBI-funded project evaluating the effectiveness of rapport and trust building techniques on information gain in intelligence interviews.

Jared Del Rosso, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver

Mr. Mark Fallon 

Author of the book Unjustifiable Means and an international security consultant, specializing in terrorism, violent extremism and interview and interrogation research and practice.

Professor Claire Finkelstein

Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy and CERL Faculty Director, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Professor Gloria Gaggioli

Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva (Law Faculty)

Col. Steven Kleinman

Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret), a 30-year career military intelligence officer and recognized expert in human intelligence, strategic interrogation, and special operations

Ms. Karin Loevy

Manager of the JSD Program at New York University School of Law and a scholar at the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) (U.S.)

Professor Juan E. Méndez

Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence and Faculty Director of the Anti-Torture Initiative at American University Washington College of Law, and former UN-appointed Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Argentina)

Mr. Alberto Mora

American Bar Association’s Associate Executive Director for Global Programs and Director of the ABA’s global Rule of Law Initiative and Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Ms. Katherine Newell

Expert in detention and interrogation issues in the Military Commissions Defense Organization, which provides defense services for persons facing prosecution in the U.S. military commissions operating at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station

Professor Shane O’Mara

Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin and Principal Investigator and former Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience —the University of Dublin

Professor Jens David Ohlin

Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School and member of CERL’s executive board (U.S.)

Mr. Steven Reisner

Psychological Ethics Advisor to Physicians for Human Rights and a founding member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology (U.S.)

Professor Darius Rejali

Professor of Political Science at Reed College and author of Torture and Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2007), winner of the 2007 Human Rights Book of the Year Award from the American Political Science Association (U.S.)

Professor Michael Skerker

Assistant Professor in the leadership, ethics, and law department at the United States Naval Academy and author of An Ethics of Interrogation (University of Chicago Press, 2010) (U.S.)

Professor Stephen Soldz

Professor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and Director of the school’s Social Justice and Human Rights Program (U.S.)

Professor David Sonenshein 

Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law

 Stephen Xenakis, M.D.

Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S. Army.  Anti-torture advisor to Physicians for Human Rights