Call for papers: Lejeune Leadership Institute at Marine Corps University: Leadership Challenges and the Law of Armed Conflict

* Call for Papers: Lejeune Leadership Institute at Marine Corps University, Leadership Challenges and the Law of Armed Conflict

From: Major Carroll J. Connelley USMC

To: International Humanitarian Law Scholars


1. The Ethics Branch of the Lejeune Leadership Institute (LLI) at The Marine Corps University is putting together a collection of writings for a book tentatively titled “Aspects of Leadership: Ethics, Law and Spirituality” to be published in AY 2011-2012. In my position at LLI I will be co-editing the book and am soliciting writing submissions for the three legal chapters. The intent for the law section of this project is to have a collection of well researched writings that address issues facing judge advocates with respect to leadership challenges and the law of armed conflict on the battlefield. Understandably with such a broad dictate, the articles will cover a wide spectrum of issues. To provide some direction, the law section will include three chapters, each dealing with one of the three levels of conflict; tactical, operational and strategic. With that in mind, each offered writing should tackle an issue that focuses primarily within a particular level of conflict. The writing should be between 5000-8000 words (although shorter or longer quality pieces will be considered) and use proper citation. This will be the first in a series of books produced by the Lejeune Leadership Institute expected to come out every other year.

2. The initial offering from the Lejeune Leadership Institute will be similar to the “Blue Book” series produced by the International Law and Military Operations Division at the Naval War College. Our intent is to foster intellectual discussion on the pressing legal issues that are encountered by our Marines, judge advocates and Commanders. We expect to have one of the preeminent academic publishing organizations publish the efforts and very much would like the contributions to come from both the academic and active duty judge advocate communities.

3. The deadline for a one page proposal is 1 September 2010 from which we will select the most promising contributions. A response to the proposals will be provided by 15 September 2010. The draft will then be due 15 December 2010 with a final revised chapter due 30 March 2011. In addition, there will be a collective gathering of all contributors in early 2011 to share, discuss and critique the ongoing efforts. I can be contacted at my office – (703) 432-5489 or at carroll.connelley for additional inquires.

Writing request IHL.doc

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