Speakers

STEPHEN KIMBER

stephen-kimberSTEPHEN KIMBER, the Interim Director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, is an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster.

He is the author of nine books, including the best-selling Flight 111: The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash (Doubleday 1999).

His most recent book—What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five (Fernwood 2013)—is a narrative nonfiction account of a network of Cuban intelligence agents arrested in the United States for trying to prevent terrorist attacks against their country in the 1990s. The book is currently long-listed for the Canadian Booksellers Association’s Libris Award as “Nonfiction Book of the Year.”

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MARTIN GARBUS

martin-garbusMARTIN GARBUS is a leading American trial lawyer. He is one of America’s leading Criminal, Constitutional, First Amendment and International lawyers. Martin Garbus attended New York University Law School and Columbia University. The Guardian newspaper designating him as one of the world’s legendary lawyers said, “in his willingness to fight for freedom, Garbus is as American as the bald eagle.”

Garbus was Legal and Associate Director of The American Civil Liberties Union, co-director of the Columbia University Center on Social Policy and Law and Chairman of The Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee. He taught at many American and foreign Law Schools, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Tsingua and Renmin Law School (Beijing) as well as law schools in Milan and Prague and appeared before foreign Government including Parliaments, in many countries.

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