Justice and the War on Terror | Lunch and Learn
Skip the corporate lunch and have a real power lunch over Torah and delicious kosher delicacies.

Dear Friend,

Please join us for a delicious burger kosher lunch and a fascinating workshop, presented by the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) in partnership with B’nai Brith Canada.

In the weeks and months following 9/11, the Bush administration launched what it named the “War on Terror” against militant Islam. With the realization that the West was doing battle not with a particular nation-state, but a worldwide terror network, many conventional methods of warfare suddenly became obsolete, as did the traditional definition of war. 

Almost immediately controversy erupted surrounding the advanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA to elicit information from suspected terrorists. Today, some contend that those interrogation techniques were actually torture, and thus illegal, adding that they were ineffective as well. At the same time, there has been significant pushback from the intelligence community, much of which continues to maintain that the techniques did, in fact, save lives.

In 2011, Israel set 1,027 prisoners free in exchange for the release of Gilad Shalit. More recently, the rise of ISIS and the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff and others have forced us to revisit this heart-wrenching debate: Should we pay hefty ransoms or release dangerous criminals in exchange for the life and freedom of an innocent hostage?

A panel of experts will address the legal issues involved from the perspective of US, Canadian, Israeli, and Jewish law, including Mr. Howard Morry, Co-chair of the Arab Jewish Dialogue and Chairman of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Capital Campaign, and Mr. David Matas, international human rights and refugee lawyer and senior honorary counsel to B'nai Brith Canada.

Please note: This workshop is considered an eligible CPD activity and lawyers may claim attendance towards the CPD requirement if the topic is relevant to their practice.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:30 - 1:30 PM

Pitblado Law
360 Main St.

Suggested donation: $36
Student textbook (optional): $25

Lunch is generously sponsored by Howard Morry

Justice and the War on Terror

Justice and the War on Terror
How can the inherent conflict between maintaining national security and protecting civil liberties be resolved? With the recent destabilization of much of the Middle East and the dawn of ISIS, this question has never been more relevant. Read more >>

Great food. Great people. Great topics.

See you there!

Rabbi Shmuly Altein


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