Friday May 3, 2013

Center for Human Rights and Democracy Symposium

Noon - 4:30 pm - Troy Moore Library, 38 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303

Topic
Targeted Killing in U.S. Foreign Policy: Technology, Law and Morality

Mary Dudziak will be speaking about the government's claim that the War Powers Resolution doesn't apply to the deployment of robotic/remote arms. Avery Plaw will be introducing the topic of signature strikes and questioning whether they are consistent with IHL. Laurie Blank will be giving a general introduction to drones and the law of war, and Ronald Arkin will be discussing the moral permissibility of using autonomous robots in combat. 

Speaker Information

Laurie Blank, Director of Emory's International Humanitarian Law Clinic. Author of International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War. Contributor to various publications including the Guardian, the Huffington Post, CNN, Jurist, and others.

Chip Carey, associate professor of political science at Georgia State University. Co-editor of ISA Compendium of International Law. Editor of United Nations Law Reports and contributor to World Policy Blog.

Avery Plaw, associate professor of political science at UMass Dartmouth. Author of Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill? Recent contributor to the New York Times "Room for Debate" discussion on the U.S. drone program.

Jenna Jordan, assistant professor of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. Writes primarily on the effectiveness of targeting senior leadership operatives of terrorist organizations.

Andrew Altman, co-editor with Claire Finkelstein and Jens David Ohlin of Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World.

Ronald Arkin, regents' professor, associate dean for research and space planning School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing, Georgia Tech. Author of Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots (Chapman-Hall 2009).

Mary Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Director of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society. Author of numerous books, including War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.

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