There have been five times more drone attacks under the Obama Administration than the Bush Administration. Since 2004, US drone attacks in Pakistan have resulted in between 1,902 and 3,220 deaths. Yet the word “drone” appears only once in both the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. And the mainstream media, has devoted relatively little airtime and column space to discussing the possible implications of drone use for both US foreign policy and the expansion of executive power. Come discuss the pol
itical, ethical, and legal implications of our current drone policies and how they might change depending on the outcome of the presidential election on Thursday, November 1st at 7pm in Edmunds Ballroom. Our experts are:
Ken Anderson, a law professor at American University whose work currently focuses on targeted killing, robotics and the law, and the laws of war generally. He is an editor for lawfare.com, a top legal foreign policy blog.
David Glazier, a law professor at Loyola Law School who focuses on the law related to the “War on Terror.” He served as a pro bono consultant to Human Rights First, and prior to law school, served as a US Navy Officer for 21 years.
Shane Harris, a journalist for The Washingtonian magazine who won the 2010 Gerald Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. His book The Watchers was named on The Economist’s best books of 2010.