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Discussion celebrating the publication of The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable, Wed, Oct 7, 3:00-5:00, Gewirz 12. Moderator: Milton Regan, Professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession, Georgetown University Law Center. Remarks: David Cole, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center and Editor of The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable. Responses: Stuart Taylor, Columnist, National Journal and Contributing Editor, Newsweek; Alan Morrison, Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, George Washington University Law School; David Luban, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Laura Donohue, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center. In The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable, Cole collects and examines the once-secret memos that authorized the CIA's controversial interrogation tactics, and argues that the lawyers involved failed their constitutional and ethical responsibilities, and authorized brutal and illegal conduct. The panel will debate what forms of accountability, if any, are appropriate for the lawyers who drafted the memos. A Georgetown Law press release with more information about the book is available here. This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Center for the Study of the Legal Profession and the Center on National Security and the Law. A Webcast will be available at http://www.law.georgetown.edu/webcast/. – DANIEL HORNAL