October 2011 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. conflict in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. This conference, cosponsored by Boston University School of Law, the U.S. Naval War College, and the American Society of International Law's Francis Lieber Society, will examine current controversies in the law of armed conflict, the law governing recourse to force, and international human rights law arising out of the continuing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and related operations in Pakistan. Panelists will address, among other issues, counterinsurgency doctrine, the increasing individuation of warfare, the tactical directive, rules of engagement, the concept of “direct participation in hostilities,” unmanned systems, targeted killings, and cross-border operations. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. David Kilcullen, founding CEO and President of Caerus Associates.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Conference: Ten Years In: Appraising the International Law of the 'Long War' in Afghanistan and Pakistan
On October 14, 2011, the Boston University School of Law will host a conference on "Ten Years In: Appraising the International Law of the 'Long War' in Afghanistan and Pakistan." The program is here. Here's the idea: