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Zamir Akram |
Zamir Akram is a Pakistani diplomat.
Graham Allison |
Graham Allison is the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University and director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Benjamin R. Barber |
Benjamin R. Barber is the Gershon and Carrol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland.
J. Douglas Beason |
J. Douglas Beason is deputy associate director of Defense Threat Reduction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Paul Berman |
Paul Berman is a political and literary journalist who has reported from various countries in Latin America and Europe and has commented frequently on American foreign policy.
Kurt Campbell |
Kurt Campbell is the senor vice president and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and holds the Henry Kissinger Chair in National Security.
Steve Coll |
Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll is dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker.
Ann Cooper |
Ann Cooper is the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Jean De Ruyt |
Jean De Ruyt is the Belgian ambassador to the UN.
Tom Diaz |
Tom Diaz is an expert on counterterrorism issues, author, and journalist.
Ethics in a Violent World (2005-2006) |
Focusing on the institutions regulating war and peace, this initiative engages scholars, policymakers, and concerned citizens through major public lectures, policy briefings, and journal articles.
Legal and Moral International Norms Since 1914 | 09/03/14
"What lessons has humankind learned from the events of 1914 in Sarajevo? And are there further lessons that we should have learned, but didn't? Have our legal and moral norms changed (hopefully for the better) in the years since?"
A Clear and Present Danger: Why We Need the UN Security Council to Help Defeat ISIL | 08/19/14
David C. Speedie, Zach Dorfman
The relentless advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses an existential threat to countries of the region and a grave challenge to the world at large. The curbing and crushing of ISIL requires extraordinary measures, a "coalition of the concerned," led by the United States and working through and in cooperation with the UN Security Council.
A Conversation with Law Professor and Columnist Rosa Brooks on Obama's Foreign Policy | 06/12/14
Rosa Brooks, James Traub
With an insider's perspective, Rosa Brooks candidly discusses U.S. foreign policy, from Kosovo to Afghanistan, Syria, and Ukraine, along with her views on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Would Clinton have made a better president?
Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings | 06/01/14
Frederic M. Wehrey
It's tempting to see today's Middle East conflicts as the continuation of centuries-old sectarian divisions, but Frederick Wehrey cautions against it. "Sectarianism is really a local institutional governance phenomenon that needs to be addressed through political reform in the Gulf, through ending discrimination, through greater participation in governance."
Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Sebastian Junger | 03/18/14
Sebastian Junger, James Traub
Journalist Sebastian Junger knows about war from the inside: the horror and pain, the excitement and heightened awareness, and the fierce brotherhood between soldiers. In this moving conversation he talks about his life and work, and ponders on what everyone owes their country, whether they choose to fight or stay home.
The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy | 03/10/14
In this bleak and revealing talk, Iraqi lawyer Zaid al-Ali provides an insider's analysis of Iraq's many failures of governance, from creating a constitution to providing Iraqis with jobs, electricity, and most of all safety.
Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict | 03/05/14
This course examines legal and moral doctrines related to international armed conflict, including the right of states to resort to force and the rules governing the conduct of hostilities.
"War on Terror," an Insider's View: A Conversation with Harold H. Koh | 02/28/14
Harold Hongju Koh, James Traub
As legal adviser to the State Department from 2009 to 2013, Harold Koh was responsible for making judgments about the most difficult issues in the "war on terror": drone strikes, military tribunals, preventive detention. This fascinating and revealing conversation explores Koh's moral convictions and the inner workings of government.
The Future of American Warfighting: Lessons of the Contemporary Battlefield | 02/27/14
Noah Shachtman, Patrick J. Mahaney, Jr., Ben FitzGerald
What are the ethical and legal questions raised by unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, and surveillance? How do they affect combatants, decision-makers, and civilians? An expert panel explores these crucial issues.