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April 23: Lester J. Mazor Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The annual Lester J. Mazor Memorial Lecture will be held on April 23 at 4:15 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall. This year's presentation will be a panel entitled "Secrecy and Surveillance in the Global War on Terror." The public is welcome and admission is free.

Panelist Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist reporting on national security and civil liberties. Wheeler is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a primer on the CIA-leak investigation, and live-blogged the Scooter Libby trial from the courtroom. She writes at her site emptywheel.net, consults with First Look Media, and publishes in outlets such as the Guardian, Salon, and The Progressive. Wheeler is a graduate of Amherst College and holds a PhD from the University of Michigan.

Panelist Melissa Hoffer is a visiting assistant professor of environmental law and human rights at Hampshire College. She serves as Chief of the Environmental Protection Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where she oversees the work of attorneys on matters including civil environmental enforcement, federal impact litigation, and representation of Commonwealth agencies in appellate litigation. In 2007 Hoffer received a Boston Bar Association President's Award for her pro bono work at WilmerHale representing six detainees interned at Guantanamo Bay. Hoffer is a graduate of Hampshire and holds an MEd from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a JD from Northeastern University School of Law.

Lester J. Mazor was a founding faculty member of Hampshire College. For almost four decades, he taught and mentored students interested in law and related fields. He established the Law Program at Hampshire.

For more information, contact Professor Falguni Sheth.

 

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