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New Lawfare Contributing Editors: Orin Kerr, Gabriella Blum, and Ingrid Wuerth

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I’m delighted to announce three new additions to Lawfare‘s masthead. Orin Kerr, whose first post ran this morning, is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and is a nationally recognized Fourth Amendment scholar and expert in computer crime law. Many Lawfare readers already know his excellent blogging over . . .
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Readings: Gabriella Blum, ‘The Individualization of War: From Collectivism to Individualism in the Regulation of Armed Conflicts’

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Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Harvard Law School professor Gabriella Blum has posted a book chapter to SSRN, “The Individualization of War: From Collectivism to Individualization in the Regulation of Warfare,” appearing in Sarat, Douglas, Umphrey, eds., Law and War (Stanford UP 2013 forthcoming).  This chapter is an important step in a long-running project Gabby Blum has been pursuing on the . . .
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Lord Martin Rees on New Technological Threats

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

In this short video, Lord Martin Rees—the British astrophysicist and cosmologist–gives a brief and elegant statement of the problem Gabriella Blum and I have been writing a book about: the dissemination of radically-empowering technologies to small groups and individuals. Highly recommended—particularly if you want to spend the day scared: Hat tip: Hugo Rosemont.

Hoover Task Force Short Essay #2: “Governing a World of Many-to-Many Threats and Defenses”

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

The second installment in the Hoover Institution’s series of short essays on national security challenges for the Obama administration’s second term is now out. It is by . . . me. Entitled, “Governing a World of Many-to-Many Threats and Defenses,” it is a very brief treatment of a subject about which Gabriella Blum and I . . .
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The Serious Side of Lawfare’s Drone Smackdown

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Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I’m not too surprised by the negative reaction provoked by my post over the weekend about my coming drone duel with Alice Beauheim. It was a cheeky, flip post on a very serious subject—as several people have pointed out in Tweets, Facebook comments, and personal emails. Drones kill people, after all, and they inspire great . . .
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Gabriella Blum on Spiders and “Invisible Threats”

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Monday, July 2, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Gabriella Blum has a new essay out entitled, “Invisible Threats.” Part of the Emerging Threats series of the Hoover Institution’s Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law (of which Jack, Ken, Matt, and I am are all member), the paper is actually part of a larger project Gabby and I are working on involving technology proliferation, . . .
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Peter Margulies on Targeting and the Geography of War

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Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Peter Margulies of Roger Williams University School of Law writes in with the following summary of a recent Naval War College and Roger Williams workshop: John Brennan’s recent speech on targeting away from the battlefield has spawned controversy among distinguished commentators, including this exchange between Lawfare’s own Bobby Chesney and Gabor Rona of Human Rights . . .
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Gabriella Blum’s Chair Lecture

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Professor Gabriella Blum of Harvard Law School gave a fascinating lecture on Tuesday entitled “The Fog of Victory” on the occasion of her appointment as the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The blurb and event video are below. The research explores how changes in geopolitical realities, technological capabilities and normative sensibilities shape . . .
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Peter Margulies on Boston University “Long War” Conference

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Monday, October 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Peter Margulies writes in with an excellent summary of what sounds like a fascinating conference Friday at Boston University: BU’s conf. Friday on the “Long War” in Afghanistan and Pakistan featured good news and bad news.  The conference, co-sponsored by the Naval War College (NWC) and ASIL’s Lieber Society and expertly coordinated by BU’s Robert . . .
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Liveblogging Session 7: Keynote Address of New York Times Reporter Charlie Savage

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM

The Keynote Address begins with a brief introduction from Jack. He notes that one thing extraordinary about Savage is his ability to extract information from government officials and the clarity with which he can describe and discuss complicated legal issues. He then hands over the podium to Savage. Savage begins by noting the slight awkwardness . . .
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Liveblogging Session 5: “The Ethics and Law of International Counter-terrorism: The Challenges of the Next Ten Years”

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

The afternoon session of Day 2 of the conference begins with introductory remarks from Gabby Blum, the moderator of the afternoon’s first panel.  She asks the panel to discuss the utility of force; what are the costs of engaging in intervention and counter-terrorism operations?  Is there an incentive to do more outside the borders so . . .
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John Brennan’s Remarks at HLS-Brookings Conference

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Friday, September 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Here is the prepared text, released by the White House, of John Brennan’s speech at the Harvard Law School-Brookings conference now under way in Cambridge. I will post video, including of the very interesting Q&A, as soon as I can: Remarks of John O. Brennan – As Prepared for Delivery Assistant to the President for . . .
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Liveblogging Session 2: Keynote Address of Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security, John O. Brennan

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Friday, September 16, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Professor Blum welcomes the audience back and invites Professor Dan Meltzer to introduce John Brennan. Meltzer provides a short biography for Brennan and notes that he has been a key actor in shaping the government’s response to 9/11.  He explains that Brennan is the principal official in charge of coordinating and implementing counterterrorism policies.  This . . .
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Peter Margulies on Koh on the WPR (at the Naval War College Last Week)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

The following is a guest post from Peter Margulies (Roger Williams Law), reporting highlights from the Naval War College’s International Law Conference 2011 (“Non-International Armed Conflict in the 21st Century”).  Note in particular the exchange relating to whether U.S. Command of NATO implicates the WPR via section 8(c), and whether the language of section 8(b) . . .
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Terrific Opportunity for Students and Recent Grads Interested in Learning More about National Security and the Law

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:49 PM

I want to draw attention to a remarkable opportunity for students interested in national security and the law: the Tikvah-Hertog Summer Institute on Law and National Security, which will take place at Columbia Law from July 31 to Aug 9 (full disclosure: Jack is one of the primary faculty for the Institute, and I’m one of the guest speakers).  Here . . .
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