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Senior trial judge at U.S. Navy Base Guantanamo Bay to lecture at BYU March 10-11

Keith J. Allred, senior trial judge at the U.S. Navy Base Guantanamo Bay, will be speaking at Brigham Young University Wednesday and Thursday, March 10-11, in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

On Wednesday, Allred will be speaking at noon about his reflections on Guantanamo Bay. On Thursday at 4:30 p.m., he will address “Combating Human Trafficking.” His lectures are sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Allred, an alumnus of BYU, has been a senior trial judge since 2005 in the Western Judicial Circuit of the Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary. In 2007 and 2008 Allred presided over the first American war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay since the 1940s.

Throughout a distinguished military legal career, Allred has served as the commanding officer at the U.S. Trial Service Office Europe and Southwest Asia in Naples, Italy; as a circuit trial judge in the Western Pacific Judicial Circuit of the Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary in Yokosuka, Japan; as an executive officer at the Naval Legal Service Office Southwest in San Diego, Calif.; and as general counsel at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

Allred received a bachelor’s degree with high honors from BYU, a master’s degree from Morehead State University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in health care law from DePaul University and a master’s degree in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. In addition, he is a graduate of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev. and of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Va.

For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Brandon Garrett


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