Posted by on May 02, 2013 in Blog

Did you see the Yemeni youth activist who captivated viewers at the Senate hearing on U.S. drone policy last week?

If not, Farea Al-Muslimi will once again deliver his moving testimony on how U.S. drone policy in Yemen is turning potential allies into enemies and stands to increase anti-Americanism and support for Al-Qaeda.

The Arab American Institute has organized a special briefing featuring Al-Muslimi, who will offer his personal perspective on the impact of drone strikes on his home village of Wessab, Yemen. Other speakers will address the civilian impact of targeted strikes and the legal framework (AUMF) underlying U.S. drone policy.

Drones: A Slippery Slope on Lives and Liberties
Friday, May 3, 2013
10:00-11:30 AM
2226 Rayburn House Office Building

http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/aaiusa?layout=4&height=340&width=560&autoplay=false

Panelists: 

Farea Al-Muslimi, Yemeni youth activist; formerly worked with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, USAID, and Resonate! Yemen    

Jennifer Daskal, Adjunct Professor of Law and Fellow at the Center on Law and National Security at Georgetown University Law Center; formerly served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice  

Naureen Shah, Associate Director of the Counterterrorism and Human Rights Project at the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School; co-authored the report, "The Civilian Impact of Drone Strikes;" consultant to Amnesty International USA  

Yasmine Taeb (Moderator), Government Relations Manager at the Arab American Institute 

Please RSVP to ytaeb@aaiusa.org or 202-652-4982.

 

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