September 20, 2010 -- The Obama Administration and the War on Terror – Continuity or Change You Can Believe In?


Scott Horton

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On September 20, 2010, Scott Horton was a Clason speaker at Western New England College School of Law. His lecture was on the continuity in the counterterrorism law and policy between the Bush and Obama administrations. He also remarked on the impending trial by military commission of Omar Khadr, who was a minor when captured.

Scott Horton is a Contributing Editor of Harper's Magazine and writes for a number of other publications. He serves as a legal affairs commentator for CBS News, MSNBC, and several other broadcasters. A New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict, Horton lectures at Columbia Law School. Horton served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union. He is a cofounder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region. Horton recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, and the EurasiaGroup.