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NEW TIME, NEW LOCATION: Michael Walzer on the Ethics of Drones, March 13, Georgetown University

“IS THE MILITARY USE OF DRONES ETHICALLY DEFENSIBLE?– YES AND NO”

MICHAEL WALZER

AUTHOR OF, JUST AND UNJUST WARS

13 March 2013
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Intercultural Center Auditorium

Georgetown University

Georgetown University’s Master of Foreign Service (MSFS) and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and International Affairs are pleased to offer this unique talk by Michael Walzer on a burning ethical issue of the …

The Strategic Implications of the U.S. Rebalancing Towards Asia, Feb. 19, 9AM, Georgetown University

The Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
and
Air University Air War College
present

The Strategic Implications of the U.S. Rebalancing Towards Asia

Three military officers present differing perspectives of the current National Military Strategy

February 19th
9:00AM, ICC 7th Floor, Executive Conference Room

Kenneth Anderson’s Discussion of Judicial Oversight of Drones

Over at Lawfare my friend Kenneth Anderson comments on my earlier post on judicial oversight of drones:

Georgetown professor Anthony Clark Arend – old friend to many of us at Lawfare – has a new short post on whether judicial oversight of drones would be a good idea – or constitutional.  He is skeptical on both counts (this can be added …

Judicial Oversight of Drones?

Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates today indicated support for some form of “check” on the President’s authority to use remotely controlled aerial vehicles against American citizens. The AP reports:
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he finds merit in “some check” on a president’s ability to order drone strikes against American al-Qaida suspects overseas, lending support to creating a …

Cyber Operations and International Law: A “Secret” Legal Analysis?

Today’s New York Times reports:
A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review.
That decision is among several reached …

Who Decides the Laws of War?

Charlie Savage has an interesting article in the New York Times on the role of General Mark Martins, the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions for the United States. Savage reports:
UNTIL recently, no uniformed lawyer was viewed by the Obama administration with greater favor than Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins, the scholarly chief prosecutor of the military commissions system who is leading …

Cogratulations to MSFS Alum Denis McDonough, New White House Chief of Staff

Many congrats to Georgetown alum Denis McDonough (MSFS 1996) on his appointment as White House Chief of Staff. The Walsh School of Foreign Service reports:

Denis McDonough, a 1996 recipient of the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree from SFS, has been tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as his Chief of Staff.
McDonough is a member of the …

Dan Porterfield: The Enduring Ideals of Dr. King

My dear friend Dan Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College, offered these observations in the Huffington Post. I was 9 years-old when Dr. King was assassinated. My father and I were watching television on the evening of April 4, 1968 when the special bulletin interrupted the program. I remember my father being troubled. And I remember not knowing who …


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.