21st Century Warfare: Law, the Enemy, and the Battlefield



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THE CENTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY AT FORDHAM LAW PRESENTS:

 

21st CENTURY WARFARE: LAW, THE ENEMY, AND THE BATTLEFIELD

Featuring Jeh Johnson, Former General Counsel, Department of Defense

 

The conference explored the legal authorities for war, the expanding definitions of the 'enemy,' the evolution of the battlefield, including drone killings and cyber warfare, and the implications of these changes going forward.

The Center brought together political and military leaders, national security and cyber experts, leading journalists, and others to provide a platform for understanding the next phase of America's international 'war on terror' and, in the broader sense, the future of warfare.


 

A 'Drone Court': The Pros and Cons

Featuring:

Jeh Johnson is the former General Counsel, Department of Defense

 

Panel 1: Targeted Killing: Ethical, Political and Foreign Policy Implications

Featuring:

David Cole is a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Pir Zubair Shah is the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Hina Shamsi is the Director of the ACLU's National Security Project.

Gabor Rona is the International Legal Director of Human Rights Watch.

Steve Coll (moderator), is a staff writer for The New Yorker and President and CEO of the New American Foundation.

 

Panel 2: The Laws Governing Targeted Killing & Non-traditional Warfare

Featuring: 

Jennifer Daskal is a former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice.

Steve Vladeck is a professor and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington School of Law. 

James Ross is the Legal and Policy Director of Human Rights Watch.

Robert Chesney is the Charles I. Francis Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.

Martin Flaherty (moderator) is the Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham University School of Law.

 

Panel 3: A Conversation on Cybersecurity

Featuring:

Robert O'Harrow Jr. is an investigative report at The Washington Post.

Scott Handler is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at West Point and an Executive Officer of the 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Gordon, GA.

 

Panel 4: Understanding Today's War

Featuring:

Douglas Ollivant is the former Director for Iraq on the National Security Council under President Bush and President Obama.

Peter Bergen is the CNN National Security Analyst and journalist.

David Barno is a former Commander for Military Operations in Afghanistan.

Candace Rondeaux is a former Senior Analyst for the International Crisis Group.

John Lee Anderson is an international investigative reporter for the The New Yorker.

Phil Carter (moderator) is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.