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Preserving Cultural Heritage in War: Lessons from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Iraq
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Preserving Cultural Heritage in War: Lessons from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Iraq

More than two decades spent prosecuting the war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq serve as a painful reminder of the vulnerability of art and cultural heritage in times of war. The wanton destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, for example, sent shockwaves throughout the international community. ISIS targeted numerous locations of cultural and religious significance, decimated museums and destroyed or

Panel: Perspectives on Domestic Violent Extremism
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Panel: Perspectives on Domestic Violent Extremism

The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Perry World House of the University of Pennsylvania hosted a panel discussion with Mr. Robert Kelner of Covington & Burling LLP, and the CERL Executive Board, Prof. Mary McCord of Georgetown University, and Mr. Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League. The event took place on September 29, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Prof.

Is Violent Extremism a Threat to Democracy? Reflections on Current Challenges in U.S. Nat'l Security
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Is Violent Extremism a Threat to Democracy? Reflections on Current Challenges in U.S. Nat'l Security

The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Perry World House of the University of Pennsylvania hosted a conversation with Secretary Jeh Johnson on September 28, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. CERL's Prof. Claire Finkelstein moderated.

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Secretary Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson is a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,

Report Launch | Beyond Guantánamo: Restoring the Rule of Law to the Law of War, September 12, 2022
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Report Launch | Beyond Guantánamo: Restoring the Rule of Law to the Law of War, September 12, 2022

Twenty-one years after the 9/11 attacks, the Guantánamo Bay (GTMO) detention facility at the U.S. naval base in Cuba remains in operation at an annual cost of $540 million. The delay in shuttering the prison has deferred justice for the families of the 9/11 victims and the detainees alike. A site of torture and degrading treatment of detainees, GTMO continues to tarnish the real and perceived commitment

Prof. Claire Finkelstein, CERL Faculty Director, on Newsy Tonight With Chance Seales 2022 09 08
Prof. Claire Finkelstein, CERL Faculty Director, on Newsy Tonight With Chance Seales 2022 09 08
Are rich nations responsible for Pakistan’s Floods?
Are rich nations responsible for Pakistan’s Floods?

Pakistani Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman tells The Newsmakers that rich, polluting countries in the West should pay for the deadly floods taking place in her country. But we ask her if her own government is doing enough to combat the problem, and whether international aid is actually reaching the people who need it. Then we ask a nuclear security expert if talks between the US and Iran are

James Clapper on "chain of custody" issues with Mar-a-Lago documents
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James Clapper on "chain of custody" issues with Mar-a-Lago documents
Donald Trump says FBI agents search Mar-a-Lago
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Donald Trump says FBI agents search Mar-a-Lago

A “large group” of federal agents has entered Donald Trump’s Florida residence in an “unannounced raid”, the former US president said on his social media channel on Monday.
Officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) entered the property in a move that “was not necessary or appropriate”, Trump wrote in a statement.
The circumstances surrounding the raid were not clear.
Trump was

What now for Donald Trump - as his home is raided by FBI?
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What now for Donald Trump - as his home is raided by FBI?

Donald Trump was on one of his golf courses in New York when he heard news that the FBI had descended on his lavish Florida home.

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The backlash was instant. The former president instantly blamed the Democratic Party, saying they didn't want him to run for the White House again in 2024.

And while Trump's hardcore base were incandescent with anger, his

Lawyer 'Strongly Suspects' White House Ordered January 6 Texts To Be Deleted
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Lawyer 'Strongly Suspects' White House Ordered January 6 Texts To Be Deleted

The Jan. 6 texts of Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Pentagon officials being deleted is slammed by former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter. “Not only do we have the destruction of government documents, but obstruction of justice, in not one but three government agencies. I strongly suspect that the orders for the destruction of this evidence came from the White House

US: Taliban violated 2020 agreement by sheltering al Zawahiri
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US: Taliban violated 2020 agreement by sheltering al Zawahiri

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that by sheltering Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, the Taliban violated a 2020 agreement that led to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. Mark Fallon, former director of the criminal investigative task force at Guantanamo Bay, unpacks what the presence of the Al Qaeda leader in Kabul means in regards to the Taliban.
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Mark Fallon, "Al-Qaeda leader killed," BBC World News
Mark Fallon, "Al-Qaeda leader killed," BBC World News
Hear what ex-intel chief thinks about Putin’s rare trip
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Hear what ex-intel chief thinks about Putin’s rare trip

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran for his first international trip beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union since launching his invasion of Ukraine, which effectively ruptured ties with the West. Putin met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, and with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He also met with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. CNN’s Alex Marquardt

Does Donald Trump stand a chance of being re-elected in 2024?
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Does Donald Trump stand a chance of being re-elected in 2024?

Claire Finkelstein from the University of Pennsylvania talks to TRT World whether former US President Donald Trump stands a chance of being re-elected as the Republican Party focuses on November mid-term elections.
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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

Preserving Cultural Heritage in War: Lessons from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Preserving Cultural Heritage in War: Lessons from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Panel: Perspectives on Domestic Violent Extremism
Panel: Perspectives on Domestic Violent Extremism
Is Violent Extremism a Threat to Democracy? Reflections on Current Challenges in U.S. Nat'l Security
Is Violent Extremism a Threat to Democracy? Reflections on Current Challenges in U.S. Nat'l Security
Report Launch | Beyond Guantánamo: Restoring the Rule of Law to the Law of War, September 12, 2022
Report Launch | Beyond Guantánamo: Restoring the Rule of Law to the Law of War, September 12, 2022
Prof. Claire Finkelstein, CERL Faculty Director, on Newsy Tonight With Chance Seales 2022 09 08
Prof. Claire Finkelstein, CERL Faculty Director, on Newsy Tonight With Chance Seales 2022 09 08
Are rich nations responsible for Pakistan’s Floods?
Are rich nations responsible for Pakistan’s Floods?
James Clapper on "chain of custody" issues with Mar-a-Lago documents
James Clapper on "chain of custody" issues with Mar-a-Lago documents
Donald Trump says FBI agents search Mar-a-Lago
Donald Trump says FBI agents search Mar-a-Lago
What now for Donald Trump - as his home is raided by FBI?
What now for Donald Trump - as his home is raided by FBI?
Lawyer 'Strongly Suspects' White House Ordered January 6 Texts To Be Deleted
Lawyer 'Strongly Suspects' White House Ordered January 6 Texts To Be Deleted
US: Taliban violated 2020 agreement by sheltering al Zawahiri
US: Taliban violated 2020 agreement by sheltering al Zawahiri
Mark Fallon, "Al-Qaeda leader killed," BBC World News
Mark Fallon, "Al-Qaeda leader killed," BBC World News
Hear what ex-intel chief thinks about Putin’s rare trip
Hear what ex-intel chief thinks about Putin’s rare trip
Does Donald Trump stand a chance of being re-elected in 2024?
Does Donald Trump stand a chance of being re-elected in 2024?
Mark Fallon, Russia's War on Ukraine, CNN, May 1, 2022
Mark Fallon, Russia's War on Ukraine, CNN, May 1, 2022
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