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