Professor Neal Katyal to Give TEDx Talk

September 3, 2013 —

Professor Neal Katyal Professor Neal Katyal


Professor Neal Katyal TEDx Talk: “Standing Up for the Rule of Law in an Age of Terror,” followed by a panel discussion at Georgetown Law


Neal Katyal, Georgetown Law Professor (speaking live from The Hague)
Rudolf Bekink, Netherlands Ambassador to the United States (opening remarks)
David Cole, Georgetown Law Professor
Rosa Brooks, Georgetown Law Professor
David Luban, Georgetown Law Professor


Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


9:30 - 9:45 AM
Registration and screening of scenes from the centennial celebration at the Peace Palace on Aug. 28.

9:45 - 9:55 AM
Welcome by Netherlands Ambassador to the United States, Rudolf Bekink.

9:55 - 10:25 AM
Live-stream of Professor Neal Katyal's TEDx talk, broadcast from The Hague.

10:25 - 11:15 AM
Moderated panel discussion, with Professors Rosa Brooks, David Cole, and David Luban.


Professor Neal Katyal will speak live from The Hague at a TEDxHagueAcademy event on September 9 as part of the centennial anniversary of the Peace Palace, the home of the International Court of Justice. Katyal, an expert in constitutional, national security, criminal and military law, will discuss how he brought the case of Salim Hamdan — a fourth-grade educated Yemeni who was Bin Laden's driver — against the president of the United States. Katyal won Hamdan’s case in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006, making the Geneva Conventions applicable to the War on Terror. The case reformed the Guantanamo war crimes trials and was deeply important to the development of human rights across the globe. Following the live broadcast, a panel of Georgetown Law professors will continue the discussion.

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