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Posts by Gabriella Blum

Gabriella Blum is the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School. Full bio »

Wall Street Journal Essay Adapted from “The Future of Violence”

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Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM

The Wall Street Journal over the weekend ran this essay adapted from our new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones——Confronting A New Age of Threat. It opens, You walk into your shower and see a spider. You don’t know whether it is venomous—or whether it is even a real spider. It . . .
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The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting a New Age of Threat

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:51 AM

We’re thrilled to announce the publication today of our new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones——Confronting A New Age of Threat. The book takes on what we think is a pretty big question: How do you govern a world in which anyone can attack anyone from anywhere? Technologies of attack have . . .
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Punishing Syria

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Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6:00 AM

The rhetoric of “punishment” has been a ubiquitous justification for intervening in Syria. To take a few examples: France’s President Hollande said that “France is ready to punish those who took the heinous decision to gas innocents.”  Secretary of State Kerry implied a punishment rationale when he said, “I’m confident we can hold the Assad regime . . .
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