President Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria, botched raid and a significant uptick in drone strikes in Yemen, and reports that the CIA may be given an increased role in “targeted killings”, raise serious concerns about U.S. policy on drone strikes and the use of force. Join Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute & Clinic, Just Security, and the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies for a timely discussion of Trump’s policies on the use of force, how they compare with President Obama’s record, and what we may expect going forward. The panel will be followed by a reception to mark the launch of an in-depth report by Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic and the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies assessing U.S. transparency and the use of lethal force, copies of which will be available at the event.
Micah Zenko, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Project, and Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School
Waleed Alhariri, Head, New York Office, Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, and Fellow-in-Residence, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
Alex Moorehead, Director, Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights, and Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
Kate Brannen, Deputy Managing Editor of Just Security, and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council
will moderate the discussion
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Join the discussion on Twitter and Facebook using #TrumpsDrones for the event and #OutoftheShadows for the joint CLS Human Rights Clinic and Sana'a Center report.
Space is limited, so please RSVP here.