The ISI is a proud sponsor of the "Why Guantanamo?" public memory project, whose exhibition opens on September 11 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. UMass is the first stop for this national touring exhibition, which depicts the history and continuing debate around the Guantanamo Bay prison and military base. The exhibition can be viewed in the Herter Art Gallery from 11:00-4:00, September 11- October 9.
On September 11 at 4:00 p.m., Jameel Jaffer, the director of the Center for Democracy at the American Civil Liberties Union, and Akhil Reed Amar, from Yale University Law school, will participate on a panel titled "The Clash of National Security and Civil Liberties" in the Bernie Dallas Room in Goodell. The panel series continues with a discussion once each week that the exhibition is on campus, and a full schedule of the panels and participants can be found here.