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Torture Trees: Police Violence from Chicago to the War on Terror


for Members

Torture Trees: Police Violence from Chicago to the War on Terror

Monday, April 29, 2019

Roosevelt House, 47-49 E 65th St, New York

Presented By

The Anthropology Section


The history of torture is expansive, showing up as police violence in Chicago to torture of criminals during the War on Terror. Historically, authorities have paid torture survivors abroad multi-million dollar payouts; however, compensation for confinement does not exempt the law from answering basic ethical and moral questions.

This talk will challenge the audience to see torture victims, even those who have committed heinous crimes, in a new light. More importantly, it will explore the ethics behind torture as a practice.

Location: Roosevelt House, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065

A dinner and wine reception will precede the talk. Buffet dinner begins at 5:45 PM. ($20 contribution for dinner guests/free for students).

Lectures begin at 6:30 PM and are free and open to the public, but registration is required.




Laurence Ralph,
Harvard University