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Stanford Center on Ethics Arrow Lecture Series on Ethics and Leadership - Philip Bobbitt: "The War on Terror is No Metaphor"


March 6, 2008 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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Join Philip Bobbitt, one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists and the Thomas C. Macioce Professor of Law at Columbia University, as he discusses topics related to his forthcoming book, "Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century."

Bobbitt will bring together historical, legal, and strategic analyses to understand the idea of a “war on terror.” Does it make sense? What are its historical antecedents? How would such a war be “won”? What are the appropriate doctrines of constitutional and international law for democracies in such a struggle? At stake is whether we can maintain states of consent in the twenty-first century or whether the dominant constitutional order will be that of states of terror.

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and the Center for International Security and Cooperation.