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Inside Guantánamo, Past and Present

Date: 03/01/2014

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Minnesota History Center Twin Cities

Cost: Free


March 1, 2014
Inside Guantánamo, Past and Present
Minnesota History Center, 345 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN
2:00 p.m., Free

Today, Guantánamo Bay makes headlines as the U.S. detention facility for alleged enemy combatants. What many Americans don’t realize is that "Gitmo" was built over a century ago as the United States' first foreign military installation, and that it served many purposes before 2002 when it became a military prison for the “War on Terror.” Join the conversation and the debate about Guantánamo with international experts Liz Sevcenko, Founding Director of the Guantánamo Bay Public Memory Project, Michael Strauss, professor of international relations at Paris’ École des Hautes Études Internationales, and Omar Farah, Staff Attorney, Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative, as they explore Guantánamo Bay’s little-known past and the historical, legal and human rights implications of its present use for the U.S. and the world.

This program is made possible with support from the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund, voted into law by the people of Minnesota in 2008.


  • Name: Kevin Murphy
  • E-mail: kpmurphy@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, History, Immigration History Research Center, Institute for Advanced Study

More information: http://gitmomemory.org/stories/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Minnesota History Center at 651-259-3000.

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