Tuesday, November 3, 2009

National Security: The Way Forward presentation

The Center on Law and Security

at NYU School of Law


National Security: The Way Forward

a conversation with Philip C. Bobbitt,

Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence

at Columbia Law School,


Karen J. Greenberg,

Executive Director

Center on Law and Security

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Lipton Hall

108 W. 3rd Street

*This event is free and open to the public*

To RSVP, click here or call 212-992-8854.


One of the nation's leading constitutional theorists, Philip Bobbitt's interests include not only constitutional law but also international security and the history of strategy. He has published seven books: Tragic Choices (with Calabresi) (Norton, 1978), Constitutional Fate (Oxford, 1982), Democracy and Deterrence: U.S. Nuclear Strategy (with Freedman and Treverton) (St. Martin's, 1989), Constitutional Interpretation (Blackwell, 1991), The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History (Knopf, 2002), and, most recently, Terror and Consent (Knopf, 2008).

Bobbitt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a Fellow of the Club of Madrid. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. He is a member of the Commission on the Continuity of Government. He has served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Henry J. Friendly (2 Cir.), Associate Counsel to the President, the Counselor on International Law at the State Department, Legal Counsel to the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, and Director for Intelligence, Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure and Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council. Before coming to Columbia he was A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School. He is a former trustee of Princeton University; and a former member of the Oxford University Modern History Faculty and the War Studies Department of Kings College, London. He serves on the Editorial Board of Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. For the Fall term 2005, he was the James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. For the Spring term 2007, he was the Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School at the conclusion of which he joined the faculty of Columbia Law School. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Robert S. StraussCenter for International Security and Law at the University of Texas.

Karen J. Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at the NYU School of Law. She is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days (Oxford University Press, 2009), co-editor with Joshua L. Dratel of The Enemy Combatant Papers: American Justice, the Courts, and the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib (Cambridge University Press, 2005), editor of the books The Torture Debate in America (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Al Qaeda Now (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and editor of the NYU Review of Law and Security. Her work is featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The National Interest, Mother Jones, TomDispatch.com, and on major news channels. She is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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