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2006-2007 Interfaith Speaker Series: Religion & Law Enforcement: When Does Prosecution Become Persecution?


The Ethics of Surveillance: Monitoring Mosques (April 2007)

Conversation with:
Professor David Harris, Balk Professor of Law and Values, University of Toledo College of Law
Foria Younis, Former FBI Agent
P. Adem Carroll, Chair, Muslim Consultative Network

Reading:
David A. Harris, New Risks, New Tactics: An Assessment of the Re-Assessment of Racial Profiling in the Wake of September 11, 2001, 2004 Utah Law Review 913 (2004)
Kamran Memon, Should American Mosques Be Watched By The Government? (Oct. 12, 2005), website Muslims For A Safe America (visited April 25, 2007)

Torture - Is it Ever Moral? (January 2007)

Conversation with:
Professor Michael Cassidy, Boston College School of Law
Aziz Huq, Esq., Director, Liberty and National Security Project, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Director of Education and Outreach at Rabbis for Human Rights- North America

Reading:
Jeremy Waldron, Torture and Positive Law: Jurisprudence for the White House, 105 Colum. L. Rev. 1681 (2005)
John Kleinig, Ticking Bombs and Torture Warrants, 10 Deakin Law Review 2, 614 (2005)
Drew Christiansen, S.J., From Disciplina to the Day of Pardon, America (americamagazine.org), Vol. 195 No. 9, October 2, 2006
Melissa Weintraub, Four articles on Jewish Values and the Issue of Torture (full text at www.rhr-na.org)
Micahel Broyde, Jewish Law and Torture, Opinion, The Jewish Week (07/07/2006)
Jeremy Kalmanofsky, David Rosenn and Melissa Weintraub, Torah Against Torture, The Jewish Week (10/06/2006)

Strategies for Addressing Undocumented Immigration: Prevention, Amnesty, or Removal? (October 2006)

Conversation with:
Mark Hetfield, Esq., Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Professor Marc B. Shapiro, The Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies, The University of Scranton

Reading:
Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, The Jewish Imperative to Help the Stranger in Our Midst, 3 Passages, 4, 1-5 (Spring 2004)
Bruce and Judy Hake, The Scriptural Foundations of an Open Immigration Policy (1998)
Ghassan Maarouf Arnaout, Asylum in the Arab-Islamic Tradition, Office of the United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees, International institute of Humanitarian Law, Geneva: 1987
Michel A. Scaperlanda, Immigration Justice: A Catholic Christian Perspective, Journal of Catholic Social Thought; 1:2, 2004, 535-559
Marc Shapiro, Is there a Jewish Position on Immigration?, The Jewish Week, (June 16, 2006)
Letter of Gideon Aronoff to the editor dated July 7, 2006 (shorter version published at http://www.thejewishweek.com/top/editletcontent.php3?artid=5171)
A Jewish Vision for the future of American immigration & refugee policy, July 5, 2006 (signed by more than 100 Jewish organizations)