Professor Bobbitt Talks About Combating Terrorism

Winter 2009

Professor Philip Bobbitt recently addressed students and faculty on the subject of international terrorism, challenging the audience to rethink its assumptions about war, extremism, and international law in a lecture titled “Can We Combat International Terrorism Consistently with International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and American Values?”

“We used to think victory is the defeat of the enemy, like in chess or football,” said Bobbitt, the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence. “I win, you lose. It’s not so anymore.”