Jeff Bachman

Jeff Bachman is a professor of human rights and co-director of Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs at American University’s School of International Service.

Articles by this author

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:45pm
'Foreign Victims of America’s Wars' Day
As Billy finds in Slaughterhouse V , the destruction caused by war cannot be rewound; it cannot be undone. Those who were killed stay dead. Children who lost parents stay orphans. And parents who lost children continue to mourn. War by its very nature removes the autonomy of some as decided by...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30am
Why Has Obama Rejected a More Humane Response to the Hunger Strike at Gitmo?
On July 15, the Miami Herald reported that a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue to participate in the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are on hunger strike. According to Cori Crider of Reprieve, who was informed of the Navy officer’s decision by her client, Abu Wa’el...
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Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Obama Did Not End Torture
On January 9, 2009, then President-elect Barack Obama announced , in what was to be a departure from Bush administration era “war-on-terror” tactics: "I was clear throughout this campaign and was clear throughout this transition that under my administration the United States does not torture.” In...
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