St. John's University | Manhattan Campus
Center for International and Comparative Law
Journal of International and Comparative Law
together with the
American Society of International Law
A Global Issues Panel Discussion:
When Drones Attack: The Legal and Political Implications
of U.S. Policy
Drones have revolutionized war and counterterrorism operations.
Remotely controlled, unmanned aerial vehicles allow intelligence
and military personnel to conduct surveillance and attack targets
from half a world away. This technology has vastly increased the
capabilities of the U.S. to target terrorists and has broadened its
capabilities in Afghanistan and other countries.
This panel brings together leading experts in international law,
humanitarian law and U.S. constitutional law to examine key
questions raised by the United States' use of drones,
- Under what circumstances do drone attacks violate the
sovereignty of foreign states?
- Can a drone attack be considered an act of aggression?
- How will drone technology affect the way armed conflicts are
fought and regulated in the future?
- Was the targeted killing of U.S. citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki
constitutional and consistent with international humanitarian and
human rights law?
- What are the legal and political ramifications for waging wars
remotely in the future?
Jeffrey K. Walker
Assistant Dean for Transnational Programs, Adjunct Professor of
Law, St. John's School of Law
- Michael W. Lewis, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio Northern
School of Law
- Catherine Lotrionte, Executive Director, Institute for Law,
Science and Global Security; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown
- Michael A. Newton, Professor of the Practice of Law, Vanderbilt
- Markus Wagner, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami
School of Law
Friday, April 13, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
St. John's University Manhattan Campus
101 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007
Please register to attend by replying to Ravin Shah at email@example.com
or (732) 742-6207.