British author-journalist William Shawcross, scribe of many best-selling books and no stranger to controversy, will discuss his new book just as it is published in the US. “Justice and the Enemy: From the Nuremberg Trials to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed”which looks at the ongoing political and legal argument about whether and how to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his co-conspirators for their role in the 9⁄11 attack.
William Shawcross is a distinguished journalist, broadcaster and commentator who has covered international conflicts and conflict resolution and has reported for the “Sunday Times,” “Time Magazine,” “Newsweek,” and “Rolling Stone” magazine, among many other publications. He is the bestselling author of many books including biographies of Rupert Murdoch, the Shah of Iran and the official biography of the Queen Mother. In 2003, he was named “New Statesman’s” Man of the Year. He is a chairman of Article 19, a London based charity and pressure group which defends the rights of free expression enshrined in Article 19 of the Declaration of Human Rights; a board member of the International Crisis Group; and was a member of the High Commissioner for Refugees’ Informal Advisory Group from 1995 – 2000.