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  • emThe Great Delusionem
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    The Great Delusion

    University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer took a critical look at the U.S.'s efforts to spread its liberal ideals around the world.

  • Historians Discuss Use of Law in Conflict and War
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    War, Law, and Restraint

    Professors talked about how the law is used during conflict. They cited examples from the American Civil War, the world wars, and recent international conflicts as they questioned whether…

  • Jameel Jaffer Discusses emThe Drone Memosem
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    The Drone Memos

    Jameel Jaffer, former deputy legal director of the ACLU, discusses the legal and policy documents that govern the U.S.'s drone program. He is interviewed by Hoover Institution senior fellow and…

  • Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum on emThe Future of Violenceem
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    The Future of Violence

    Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum talked about their book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones-Confronting A New Age of Threat, about the threats we may face in…

  • Discussion on Presidential War Powers
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    Presidential Power to Combat ISIS

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke about whether President Obama has the proper authority to carry out military actions against ISIS* militants under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). He said there was “no…

  • emPower and Constraintem
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    Power and Constraint

    Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the…

  • Wikileaks Publication of Classified Documents
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    Wikileaks Publication of Classified Documents

    Editors of The New York Times and The Guardian spoke about the release of classified diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. They said that they would stand behind the publisher, Julian…

  • Trying Alleged Terrorists
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    Trying Alleged Terrorists

    Legal experts talked about court proceedings of suspected terrorists and key players in the trial of convicted co-conspirator in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Zacarias…

  • Kagan Confirmation Hearing Day 4
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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses…

  • Role of the Justice Department in Combating Terror
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    Role of the Justice Department in Combating Terror

    Panelists discussed the role of the Justice Department in the war on terrorism. Topics included the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), executive branch law interpretation, and…

  • Preserving the Rule of Law While Combating Terrorism
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    Preserving the Rule of Law While Combating Terrorism

    Mr. Goldsmith, former White House legal counsel, testified about law enforcement practices, warantless wiretapping, Justice Department counterterrorism programs, and civil rights issues. He also testified…

  • emThe Terror Presidencyem
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    The Terror Presidency

    Mr. Goldsmith spoke about his book The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment in the Bush Administration. He was head of Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, and was a key player in the…

  • Detaining and Prosecuting Terrorists
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    Detaining and Prosecuting Terrorists

    A roundtable discussion was held on detaining and prosecuting alleged terrorists. Topics included the history of enemy detention, Supreme Court rulings, and the creation of military…

  • Terrorism Prosecutions
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    Terrorism Prosecutions

    Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty talked about the maze of legal decisions, obstacles, and successes the Department of Justice faces in prosecuting terrorists. Prior to his…

  • Customary International Law
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    Customary International Law

    Legal scholars spoke about the influence of international law on U.S. law and legal interpretations of treaties and customary international law. They also focused on the Alien Tort Statute…

  • emThe Limits of International Lawem
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    The Limits of International Law

    Professors Goldsmith and Posner talked about their book The Limits of International Law, published by Oxford University Press. In their book they argued that international law was…

  • International Law and National Courts
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    International Law and National Courts

    Law professors talked about the relevance of international law in national and local courts. Among the topics addressed were efforts to bring former President Pinochet to justice,…