NCCIT Public Hearings

NCCIT Commissioners held public hearings in Raleigh, NC November 30 - December 1, 2017. 

Commissioners are still receiving testimony to include in their final report (expected mid 2018).  To submit public testimony, visit nccit.org/testimony.  

Coming soon on this page, we will have a summary and video available. 

Media Coverage of Hearings
Witness Testimony and Bios

Public Hearing Agenda


NCCIT Public Hearing Agenda

November 30th, 2017

  • 9.00     Catherine Read: Welcome from NCCIT Staff and Logistics
  • 9.10       Frank Goldsmith, Jen Daskal & Robin Kirk: Mission & Purpose of the Commission
  • 9.30      Sam Raphael:  The global CIA rendition and torture program, and NC’s role
  • 10.30    Juan Mendez:  Global perspective on U.S. torture and the lack of accountability
  • 11.00    Coffee Break
  • 11.20    Deborah Weissman:  Human cargo:  NC-linked renditions 
  • 11.50    Mohamedou Ould Slahi (remote testimony):  Experience of extraordinary rendition and torture
  • 12.30    Khadija Anna Pighizzini  (remote testimony):  Effect of extraordinary rendition & torture on families 
  • 1.00    Lunch
  • 2.00    Laura Pitter: Libyan dissidents rendered by US, connections to Aero
  • 2.30    Steve Kleinman: Torture and effective interrogation
  • 3.00    David Gushee: Torture and Christian teachings and morality
  • 3.20    Abdullah Antepli: Muslim perspective on torture; impact of rendition on Muslim communities
  • 3.40    Stephen Soldz: Role of health professionals in U.S. torture program
  • 4.10    Katherine Porterfield: Effects of U.S. torture on mental health of survivors
  • 4.40    Commissioners: Closing

December 1st, 2017

  • 9.00    Commissioners: Welcome & Overview of Day 1
  • 9.15    Glenn Carle: Interrogations at black sites; effects of the CIA’s moral gray zone 
  • 9.45   Sterling Thomas: Effects of torture on detainees and on government’s ability to achieve justice
  • 10.20    Mark Fallon: Impact of torture on preventing and countering terrorism.
  • 10.50    Alberto Mora: Strategic costs and consequences of rendition and torture
  • 11.30    Jayne Huckerby: Applying international law to U.S. torture and NC's role
  • 12.00     Lunch Break
  • 1.00     Allyson Caison: Effect on North Carolinians of “hosting” Aero Contractors
  • 1.15    Verla Insko: State legislature’s response to the revelations about Aero 
  • 1.30  Michael Struett: Politics of torture accountability in North Carolina
  • 2.00    Steven Watt: Accountability through the courts; prospects for legal redress
  • 2.40    Commissioners: Final remarks and Closing