Oct 27, 2015
4:00pm - 5:30pm    |    Lester Pollack Colloquium Room , 245 Sullivan Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY

LegacyofDronesPresident Barack Obama campaigned against the excesses of the George W. Bush counterterrorism programs, but he embraced the targeted killing of suspected militants, including Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen. In Objective Troy, Scott Shane describes the story of al-Awlaki, an American-born imam who called for moderation after 9/11 but who, according to the government, participated in the planning of terrorist attacks directed at his fellow citizens.

What is the political and legal significance of the government’s extrajudicial killing of Anwar al-Awlaki? What will be the legacy of President Obama’s drone campaign? How will the next president use armed drones in the ongoing ‘War on Terror’? On Tuesday, October 27th, at NYU School of Law, join Just Security for a wide-ranging discussion of these issues, featuring:

– Scott Shane – New York Times national security reporter and author of Objective Troy
– Jameel Jaffer – Executive Editor, Just Security; Deputy Legal Director at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); and Director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy
– Jeremy Waldron – Founding Editor, Just Security; University Professor at New York University School of Law; and formerly Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford
– Nahal Toosi (moderator) – foreign affairs correspondent at POLITICO

Space is limited, so please RSVP here by Friday, October 23rd. Join the discussion online using #LegacyofDrones.

Just Security is a forum for U.S. national security law and policy analysis, based at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University.

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