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Event: Proxy and Invisible Detention in the US Counterinsurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan (12 March 2013, Rutgers University)

Proxy and Invisible Detention in the US Counterinsurgencies in Iraq & Afghanistan

12 March 2013, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University presents "Proxy and Invisible Detention in the US Counterinsurgencies in Iraq & Afghanistan," a talk by Dr. Laleh Khalili, Reader in Politics of the Middle East SOAS, University of London.

This talk examines the use of proxies by the United States in the War on Terror and traces their historical roots.  In the US case, extraordinary rendition had been used as early as the 1970s in the US War on Drugs in Latin America, but a smooth policy elision allowed the transfer of such know-how to the era of War on Terror. Using narratives of incarceration of former prisoners the talk shows how invisibility was guaranteed through states privilege doctrine, the delegation of torture to compliant clients, and careful structures of coercion that veil the culprits.

The event will take place in the Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library at Rutgers University.

Join us for a book signing and reception with food and refreshments following the event! Books will be sold by Barnes & Noble of Rutgers, New Brunswick. 

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