The War on Terror Then and Now: Twenty Years After 9/11
Jefferson Hall (Haig Room)
758 Cullum Road
West Point 10996
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The United States announced a Global War on Terror in the wake of the attacks on 11 September 2001, which has taken various shapes over the last twenty years. This conference will reflect on the ethical dimensions of the history of this war, its current state, and its possible futures. Ethically (and pragmatically) there seem to be limits to what military power can do regarding terrorism. What is its appropriate role? And what is not? What is the proper end state and what is military power’s relation to it? Does terrorism generate special moral permissions for those combating it? Who might share responsibility for terrorist acts beyond terrorists themselves? Does international law effectively address terrorism? These are among the possible questions to be taken up at our conference on 13-15 October 2021 at West Point.
Secretary Robert M. Gates, 22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense
General (Retired) Martin Dempsey, 18th U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Saba Bazargan-Forward, University of California, San Diego
Yitzhak Benbaji, Tel Aviv University
Susanne Burri, London School of Economics and Political Science
Claire Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Helen Frowe, Stockholm University
David Luban, Georgetown Law Center; Stockdale Center, U.S. Naval Academy
Mary Ellen O’Connell, University of Notre Dame Law School
David Rodin, Principia Advisory; Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict
Victor Tadros, University of Warwick School of Law
Suzanne Uniacke, Charles Sturt University
Jeremy Waldron, New York University School of Law
Stephen Woodside, U.S. Military Academy
Undergraduate papers will also be presented at the conference.
Registration (both in-person and online) is now open via a link on the website below.
October 3, 2021, 5:00am EST
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