Speaker Profile

Morris Davis

Colonel Morris Davis
Assistant Professor
Howard University School of Law

Morris Davis is a retired Air Force Colonel who served as chief prosecutor for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2005-2007 when he resigned due to political interference in the trials and pressure to use evidence obtained by torture. He was a senior specialist in national security and head of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division at the Congressional Research Service from 2008-2010 when he was fired for writing opinion pieces for the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post critical of Obama administration detainee practices. He has been a member of the faculty at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC, since 2011. Colonel Davis is a 2013 recipient of a Hugh M. Hefner Foundation First Amendment Award. He is scheduled to be a witness for the defense in the court-martial of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning.