The Next President’s Fight Against Terror

By Jack Goldsmith
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9:54 AM

That is the title of a conference Ben and I are participating in next week in D.C. at New America, in conjunction with Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the McCain Institute. The conference has a great line-up. New America President Anne-Marie Slaughter will kick things off, followed by a keynote by the redoubtable Andrew Bacevich on President Obama's National Security Legacy. I will then moderate a panel consisting of Peter Bergen, Hina Shamsi, and Ben on Rule of Law Foundations for U.S. Counterterrorism Policies. Mary DeRosa will give a talk over lunch on terrorism and the next presidency. There is an afternoon panel on Local Effects of Global Counterterrorism Policies, with Julia Fromholz, Aykan Erdemir, Nancy Okail, and Raza Ahmad Rumi. And finally, my colleague Sam Moyn will give his provocative and insightful take on the topic of How Warfare Became Both More Humane and Harder to End. It will be an enlightening day. Please register here and join us.