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  • emLiving with the UNem
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    Living with the UN

    American University professor Kenneth Anderson talked about his book, Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order, in which he argues that some UN organizations are…

  • Drone Surveillance in the US
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    Drone Surveillance in the U.S.

    Panelists talked about the impact on privacy, safety, and national security of drone surveillance in the U.S. President Obama had recently signed into law a policy that allowed domestic…

  • Human Rights and Prisoner Treatment
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    Human Rights and Prisoner Treatment

    A law professor and a representative of the International Red Cross discussed humanitarian and legal issues concerning detainees in Guantanamo Bay. Topics included counterterrorism and al…

  • Presidential Power in Combating Terrorism
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    Presidential Power in Combating Terrorism

    Ruth Wedgwood moderated a discussion on the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Military Commissions Act of 2006. This court ruling said that war crimes…

  • International Law and Alien Tort Statute
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    International Law and Alien Tort Statute

    Experts discussed international law and efforts to combat global terrorism. Topics included the institutionalization of President Bush’s war on terrorism, international agreements, U.S.…

  • Investigations of Suspected Terrorists
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    Investigations of Suspected Terrorists

    Legal scholars debated the decision by the Bush administration to try foreign nationals accused of terrorism at military tribunals. Among the issues they addressed were precedents for conducting…