Revisiting Guantanamo Bay



Where We've Come, Where We're Headed

On February 14, The Center on National Security hosted a panel discussion on the future of Guantanamo Bay under the next administration.


Carol Rosenberg has been a staff correspondent with the Miami Herald since Sept. 1, 1990, and has served as Middle East correspondent, Washington correspondent, Foreign Affairs writer and Military Affairs correspondent. She has covered the Guantanamo Bay detention center and related controversies since before the first prisoners arrived there on January 11, 2002, and is the lone journalist to document the operations from the earliest days until the present. 

Ambassador Lee Wolosky is Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure at the United States Department of State. He has extensive experience in and out of government dealing with the most complicated problems at the juncture of national security, foreign policy and the law. His previous government positions include Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. 

Michel Paradis is currently a senior attorney with the Military Commissions Defense Organization at the United States Department of Defense. In that role, he is regularly appointed to represent detainees held at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has argued numerous cases before the nation’s highest courts including, al Bahlul v. United States and Al Nashiri v. Obama

Hina Shamsi is the Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project. She has litigated cases upholding the freedoms of speech and association, and challenging targeted killing, torture, unlawful detention, and discrimination against racial and religious minorities. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney in the National Security Project and was the Acting Director of Human Rights First's Law & Security Program.

Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. She is the author most recently of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State. She is also the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days (2009), which was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post. Greenberg is the Editor-in-Chief of the Stroz Friedberg Cyber Brief and The Soufan Group Morning Brief.