In a lecture sponsored by IWP’s Center for Human Rights and International Affairs, David C. Iglesias, J.D., US Navy (Ret.) gave a lecture on the topic of “Of Marines, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Guantanamo and Beyond” at the Institute on March 9.
David Iglesias currently serves as the Director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy at Wheaton College.
His 30 year legal career has been exceptionally diverse and global. He has been a United States Attorney, U.S. Navy JAG Officer, White House Fellow, college professor, political economy think tank director, state prosecutor, military war crimes/terrorism prosecutor and spokesman, rule of law instructor in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia; civil rights defense attorney, state-wide political candidate, and criminal defense attorney (represented legendary Navy SEAL Team Commanding Officer Dick Marcinko). He also defended a Marine in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that partially inspired the hit movie “A Few Good Men”, was named to Esquire Magazine’s 2009 “Best and Brightest” list and authored the book “In Justice”. He is the son of missionaries and was raised tri-cultural and tri-lingual in Panama and New Mexico. Retired Navy JAG Captain Iglesias is a graduate of a public high school in Santa Fe, Wheaton College, and the University of New Mexico School of Law.