Interview, August 4th, 2011:
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About the Speakers:
Belinda Cooper is a co-founder of the Citizenship and Security Program at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at New York University's Center for Global Affairs. She is the editor of War Crimes: The Legacy of Nuremberg, which explores the interconnections between the Nuremberg tribunal and today's international criminal tribunals. Cooper teaches and lectures on human rights and international law, including issues in the "war on terror." She worked with the lawyers for Murat Kurnaz, a German of Turkish origin imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba until 2006, and visited Guantanamo briefly in 2004. During the demise of the East German regime, in 1988-89, she worked closely with members of the East German opposition. A fluent German speaker, Cooper has contributed to German-language print media, radio and TV, appeared as a guest on German radio, and taken part in numerous panel discussions in Germany.
Lia Petridis Maiello is a journalist and editor born in Hanover, Germany. She holds a Master's degree in history and literature from the University of Bielefeld and has been working as a journalist since 1994 for different German and American outlets, including die tageszeitung and Jungle World in Berlin, WBAI radio, Women's Media Center, Aufbau and New Yorker Staatszeitung in New York City, Deutsche Welle, FTD and ARD – German TV. She mainly covers politics and is studying International Relations/Diplomacy at Seton Hall University.
(photos and audio courtesy of Ahmet Sibdial Sau)