NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR CONTRIBUTES TO SYMPOSIUM ON TORTURE AND THE WAR ON TERROR

 April 17, 2006

HARRISONBURG—The current issue (volume 6, number 4) of The Long Term View presents a symposium by prominent law school professors and other scholars on torture and the war on terror, headed up by a contribution by Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University. Dr. Pham’s essay, “Torture, Democracy, and the War on Terrorism,” calls for a greater willingness to publicly discuss and debate within the democratic process coercive interrogation techniques that might be employed in the fight against terrorism.

Published by the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, The Long Term View is a public policy journal that devotes each issue to an in-depth discussion of a single topic. The broad base of researchers, scholars, and other authors that collaborate on each issue of The Long Term View have made it a bellwether of important public policy issues.

For the text of Dr. Pham’s essay click here.