On Friday, April 6, 2012 I will be participating in a debate at The University of California, Davis School of Law. The topic is “America’s Reach: The Constitutionality of Targeted Killing.” The speech is sponsored by the ACLU and the Federalist Society. For more on this issue, see my article Kill-Lists and Accountability.
On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 I will be participating in a debate at The University of Houston Law Center. I’ve posted details from the flyer below.
On Friday February 3 and Saturday February 4th the Santa Clara Law school will host a symposium on International Humanitarian Law. I will be serving as a moderator for Panel 3. The full schedule appears below, and more information about the symposium can be found here.
The 2012 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium- Emerging Issues in International Humanitarian Law
Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2012
Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara Journal of International Law
Center for Global Law & Policy
Ben Wittes, writing at Lawfare was kind enough to pen a write-up on my empirical paper The U.S. Practice of Collateral Damage Estimation and Mitigation. I consider this a high honor. Here is Ben’s take:
Whatever your view of the merits of targeted killing, this article, in my view at least, will enrich your understanding of the way targeting is done. It should be required reading for anyone participating in the many debates surrounding targeted killing. While it deals only with the military, not the CIA, and only with strikes that are reviewed in advance–and thus does not present a complete picture of U.S. targeting practices–it does give a rich sense of the methodological care and seriousness with which the military approaches the problem of collateral damage.
Check out the full post here.
For more on this issue, see my article Kill-Lists and Accountability.
On Friday November 4, 2011 The Florida International Law Review will host their Fall 2011 Symposium. The topic is What the Future Holds: Balancing Law, Liberty and National Security. I will be participating in Panel III- Looking Back to Shape the Future: How Foreign Policy will Affect Law, Liberty and National Security.
Here is the symposium teaser:
The rise of transnational terrorism and evolving threats to the national security of the United States has forced remarkable changes in United States foreign and domestic policy. The United States’ various strategies and policies for coping with these threats are celebrated by some and rejected by others. This symposium will focus on the law as well as related policy, political, and societal implications of national security policy. How do we balance liberty and individual freedoms with national security in today’s America? Where do we go from here?
The full schedule appears after the break.
On Tuesday, October 4th I will be part of a panel at Mercer University School of Law. The panel discussion will explore the differences between President Obama and President Bush’s national security policies, specifically as they relate to counterterrorism. Some issues we will explore are:
- Commentary on how successful the current program has been in achieving its objectives
- Changes that might need to be implemented to make the terror policy more effective and/or efficient
- Specific weaknesses that make the program less effective than it might otherwise be
- The continued viability, legality, and future of holding terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay and even other “black sites” in some European nations
- How do we balance the needs to secure ourselves with the freedoms we enjoy as citizens.