Bobbitt Debate in London on Whether War on Terror is Feasible
Columbia Law School Professor Philip Bobbitt to speak in London Oct. 2
Press contact: Erin Kelly 212-854-1787 From London: 00-1-212-854-1787
September 25, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Philip C. Bobbitt of Columbia Law School and Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal and Professor at King’s College, London, will offer diverging views on the feasibility of a war on terror at Brooks’s Club in London, England.
This event is open to journalists, but due to space constraints, no cameras or microphones will be allowed. Please contact Erin Kelly at [email protected] or 1-212-854-1787 if you would like to attend.
Professor Bobbitt, director of Columbia Law School's Center for National Security, is a leading authority on constitutional law, international security law and the history of strategy. He has served in the White House, the U.S. Senate and the National Security Council. He recently joined Columbia Law School and is currently working on a book about terrorism. His last book was The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History (Knopf, 2002).
Sir Lawrence Freedman is a Vice Principal and Professor of War Studies at King’s College. He has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the Cold War and comments regularly on contemporary security issues.
WHAT: “Does the War on Terror Make Sense?” Professors Philip Bobbitt and Sir Lawrence Freedman offer their differing perspectives on the war on terror.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
WHERE: Brooks’s Club, 60 St. James Street, London SW1A 1LN
The event is open to the media. It is organized by The Columbia Law School Association and will be followed by a cocktail reception.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.