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EVENT: Drone Warfare in 2030: Examining the Future of Expanding Drone Use, the Precedent that May be Set, and Constitutional Implications Here and Abroad

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Presented by the American Constitution Society, LL.M. Student Board, and the National Security Law Brief

Thursday, April 18, 2013

12:00-1:30pm, includes lunch

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016, Room 602

The United States’ expanding use of armed drones has sparked numerous discussions on the legality and ethical desirability of their use. Yet the discussions seem to be merely focusing on the nation’s current practice and less on other states that will surely be deploying the warfare technology in the near future. This panel will aim to shift the current debate on the use of drones by the US to the question of how increased use will impact the laws of war and our constitutional ideals.  To what extent can the US serve as a positive example for the international community with regard to using drones or has a precedent already been set? 

PANELISTS

  • Joshua Foust (Moderator): Writer in international affairs (theatlantic.com, Registan.net, PBS Need to Know), former research Fellow at the American Security Project, former senior intelligence analyst for the U.S. military.
  • Nathan Sales: Assistant Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Stephen Vladeck: Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Washington College of Law, Senior Editor of Journal of National Security Law and Policy, Senior contributor lawfareblog.com, Chair-Elect of the Section on Federal Courts of the Association of American Law Schools, the Supreme Court Fellow at the Constitution Project, and a fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law.
  • Benjamin Wittes: Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, member of the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security and Law, co-founder and editor in chief lawfareblog.com.

Registration is free but required – please go to www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.  

For further information, contactOffice of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu.

 


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