Can the Law of War Meet 21st Century Threats?

The New York City Lawyers Chapter

Speakers:

  • John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Michael W. Lewis, Professor of Law, The Ohio Northern University Petit College of Law; Former F-14 Pilot and Topgun Graduate

Speakers:

  • John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Michael W. Lewis, Professor of Law, The Ohio Northern University Petit College of Law; Former F-14 Pilot and Topgun Graduate

In his new book, Point of Attach: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, Professor Yoo rejects the widely-accepted framework of the Law of War built on the UN Charter, and argues for a new system supporting the defensive, preventive or preemptive use of force where it advances global welfare. Professors Yoo and Lewis will discuss the law and policy of wars in Crimea, Syria, and Libya as well as the looming threats in Iran and North Korea.

Reception 6:00 P.M.
Program 7:00 P.M.

Refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are required.

For more information, telephone Mark Schuman at (212) 578-9043 or e-mail mschuman18@gmail.com.