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Mark Fallon, Russia's War on Ukraine, CNN, May 1, 2022
Mark Fallon, Russia's War on Ukraine, CNN, May 1, 2022

Mark Fallon

Reclaiming the Rule of Law: Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners and the Fate of Liberal Democracy
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Reclaiming the Rule of Law: Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners and the Fate of Liberal Democracy

On April 27, 2022, Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law co-hosted “Reclaiming the Rule of Law: Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners and the Fate of Liberal Democracy." The event presented new revelations about the origins of America’s post-9/11 torture program and the shocking lawlessness and lapses in professionalism that made it possible.

Poland's Constitutional Breakdown
Poland's Constitutional Breakdown
The legacies of Guantánamo: Twenty years after Military Commission Order No. 1
The legacies of Guantánamo: Twenty years after Military Commission Order No. 1

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the issuance of Military Commission Order No. 1, which was promulgated by Donald Rumsfeld on March 21, 2002, the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law convened a panel on the failed military commissions process at Guantánamo Bay (GTMO).

The hybrid in-person/virtual panel on March 23, 2022, from 3-4:30pm Eastern Time was moderated by Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Steve

Moral, legal, and tactical issues in the war in Ukraine
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Moral, legal, and tactical issues in the war in Ukraine

A conversation with experts from the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law on the moral, legal, and tactical issues in the war in Ukraine. This event took place on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 2pm Eastern Time.

MODERATOR
Professor Claire Finkelstein (@COFinkelstein) is the Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law. She is the

CERL Book Talk - Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump
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CERL Book Talk - Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump

National security correspondent and author Spencer Ackerman discusses his book Reign of Terror in conversation with Prof. Claire Finkelstein

When Society’s Safety is at Stake: A Post-Trump Review of the Goldwater Rule
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When Society’s Safety is at Stake: A Post-Trump Review of the Goldwater Rule

This CERL Forum was the culmination of CERL’s blog exploration of the Goldwater Rule and the rule’s controversial place in the psychiatry profession and American society

The campaign and presidency of Donald J. Trump triggered vigorous debate among psychiatrists about the Goldwater Rule. Set by the American Psychiatric Association, the rule prohibits statements by psychiatrists about a public figure’s

Rethinking U.S. and International Nuclear Policies
Rethinking U.S. and International Nuclear Policies

Rethinking U.S. and International Nuclear Policies: Are Current Practices including threats of nuclear strikes Legal and Morally Justified?

Those committed to preventing, mitigating, and resolving the most violent of conflicts have traditionally leveraged international cooperation based on adherence to the rule of law. But recent examples in conflict escalation (both rhetorical and actual) have left

How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict
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How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict

How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict

Description: Since the start of the Trump era, the United States and the Western world has finally begun to wake up to the threat of online warfare and attacks by Russia. The question no one seems to be able to answer is: what can the West do about it? Author Nina Jankowicz draws on her experience advising Central and

CERL Virtual Book Talk with Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
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CERL Virtual Book Talk with Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

Defending Frenemies: Alliances, Politics, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

Author: Jeffrey W. Taliaferro PhD, is professor of political science at Tufts University. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theory, international history and politics, U.S. foreign policy, intelligence, and national security.

Moderator: Jules Zacher Esq., is the president

American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law with Richard Painter
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American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law with Richard Painter

American Nero serves as a call to action for all of us to look ahead to a brighter future for our country.

Guest Author: Richard W. Painter served as White House chief ethics counsel under George W. Bush. He is a law professor at University of Minnesota Law School and a member of CERL’s Advisory Council. He is a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN.

Moderator: Professor Claire Finkelstein, Algernon

CERL Virtual Book Talk - Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech For All by Suzanne Nossel
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CERL Virtual Book Talk - Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech For All by Suzanne Nossel

A book on how we can live together in a diverse, digitized and
divided society without curbing free speech.

Guest Author: Suzanne Nossel, Chief Executive of PEN America

Special Guest Commentator: Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath, Professor at University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Arlene Fickler, Partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Welcome and Introductions given by Professor Claire Finkelstein,

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State by Barton Gellman
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Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State by Barton Gellman

Guest Author: Bart Gellman, a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist, is a staff writer at The Atlantic and senior fellow at The Century Foundation. Before joining The Atlantic, Gellman spent 21 years at The Washington Post, where he served tours as legal, diplomatic, military, and Middle East correspondent.

Special Guest Commentator: Shawn Turner, Professor of National Security Communication

The Rule of Law? Maximizing Hard and Soft Law Arctic Governance (10/03/2020)
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The Rule of Law? Maximizing Hard and Soft Law Arctic Governance (10/03/2020)

This session will consider the current and future state of hard and soft Arctic governance mechanisms – including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), treaties, and the Arctic Council – and their ability to advance strategic physical and economic security objectives in the region.

Panel discussion with:
Hon. Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of Representation

A Conversation with Security Leaders on Strengthening Arctic Security Cooperation (10/01/2010)
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A Conversation with Security Leaders on Strengthening Arctic Security Cooperation (10/01/2010)

Are nations paying enough attention to climate change and Arctic security? Do military and other security interests of the Arctic nations align? Are current domestic and international political, security, economic, and diplomatic structures sufficient to address looming cross-border Arctic threats and opportunities? A panel of security experts will discuss how security apparatuses and Arctic governments

Mark Fallon, Russia's War on Ukraine, CNN, May 1, 2022
Mark Fallon, Russia's War on Ukraine, CNN, May 1, 2022
Reclaiming the Rule of Law: Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners and the Fate of Liberal Democracy
Reclaiming the Rule of Law: Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners and the Fate of Liberal Democracy
Poland's Constitutional Breakdown
Poland's Constitutional Breakdown
The legacies of Guantánamo: Twenty years after Military Commission Order No. 1
The legacies of Guantánamo: Twenty years after Military Commission Order No. 1
Moral, legal, and tactical issues in the war in Ukraine
Moral, legal, and tactical issues in the war in Ukraine
CERL Book Talk - Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump
CERL Book Talk - Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump
When Society’s Safety is at Stake: A Post-Trump Review of the Goldwater Rule
When Society’s Safety is at Stake: A Post-Trump Review of the Goldwater Rule
Rethinking U.S. and International Nuclear Policies
Rethinking U.S. and International Nuclear Policies
How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict
How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict
CERL Virtual Book Talk with Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
CERL Virtual Book Talk with Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law with Richard Painter
American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law with Richard Painter
CERL Virtual Book Talk - Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech For All by Suzanne Nossel
CERL Virtual Book Talk - Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech For All by Suzanne Nossel
Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State by Barton Gellman
Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State by Barton Gellman
The Rule of Law? Maximizing Hard and Soft Law Arctic Governance (10/03/2020)
The Rule of Law? Maximizing Hard and Soft Law Arctic Governance (10/03/2020)
A Conversation with Security Leaders on Strengthening Arctic Security Cooperation (10/01/2010)
A Conversation with Security Leaders on Strengthening Arctic Security Cooperation (10/01/2010)
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