Torture and Democracy: A Discussion with Professor Darius Rejali

Listen to Professor Darius Rejali talk about the issues at the center of his book, Torture and Democracy.

March 12, 2008
 
  

Listen to Professor Darius Rejali talk about the timely and important issues at the center of his well-received book, Torture and Democracy.  The event included an introduction by Brennan Center's Jonathan Hafetz and a Q&A moderated by Human Rights Watch's Stacy Sullivan. 

Professor Rejali spoke at New York University School of Law on Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

Torture and Democracy Audio Recording - Part I

 

 

Torture and Democracy Audio Recording - Part II

 

 

About the Speakers

  • Darius Rejali, professor of political science at Reed College,
    author of Torture and Democracy.  Visit Professor Rejali's website here
  • Introduced by Jonathan
    Hafetz
    , litigation director with the Liberty and National Security Project at
    the Brennan Center for Justice.
  • Discussion led by Stacy Sullivan, counterterrorism media director for Human Rights Watch.

Endorsements for Torture and Democracy 

“Meticulously researched and
filled with surprising insights, Rejali’s indictment derives its power from
thoughtful analysis and deep historical grounding. It is the best book on the
subject that I have encountered. No one should debate the merits of torture
without having read it.” • Kenneth Roth, executive
director of Human Rights Watch. 

 "[A] magisterial study of torture and how it has developed as a social
and moral issue with a focus on developments through the last
century." • Scott Horton, Harper's Magazine