Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps

May 23–29, 2022 – Graz, Austria

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January 2022 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Guantánamo Bay detention camps, which were used as a U.S. military prison just months after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in 2001. Such anniversaries offer opportunities to pause, look back, and imagine the future anew, but what insights will this one foster?

To investigate and critically discuss this matter within an academic setting, the Center for Inter-American Studies (C.IAS) of the University of Graz will hold a conference together with the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico’s Río Piedras Campus. The conference titled “Camps, (In)justice, and Solidarity in the Americas: Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camps” will be held on May 23–29, 2022, in Graz, Austria.

The academic reflections on the overall topics of this conference will be gathered in follow-up peer reviewed publications. The CFPs for this publication will be made available after the conference.

The conference registration fee is € 180. Graduate students are elegible to pay a reduced fee of € 70. A day pass for € 80 is also available. All fees include conference materials as well as lunches, dinners, and coffee breaks. Payments can be made under this link. Individuals who find themselves in a difficult economic situation can apply for a reduction of the conference fee using this form (please refer to the information regarding the submission found in the application form). Hotel reservations can be made following this link.

Creator/Editor: Lea Stojanovic. Photos of GTMO: D.E.Walicek. Approved for release by JTF-160/GTMO.