upcoming event: “The Wisdom and the Legality of America’s Armed Drone Program” (William Mitchell, 9/11/10)

September 9, 2010

* Upcoming event: “National Security Retreat at William Mitchell: The Wisdom and the Legality of America’s Armed Drone Program”

Another in a long series of cool events put together by John Radsan’s National Security Forum at William Mitchell. Note that admission is restricted.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kelley Boardroom, 3rd floor, 875 Summit Avenue

Saint Paul, Minnesota

From 9:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m., a series of closed, one-hour sessions will answer the following questions:

What is the best legal foundation for an American targeted killing program? Self-defense? Armed conflict? A hybrid model?

Is it legal for any U.S. agency to use armed UAVs in Pakistan without the Pakistani government’s public approval?

Is it legal for the CIA to be involved in targeted killing? Is it wise?

How can civilian casualties tilt the targeted killing program into illegality?

What should the Obama Administration do to improve the targeted killing program?

The retreat will close with a reception and a session open to selected guests and the media from 4:00 until 5:15 p.m.

Confirmed Participants:

Shane Harris (Washingtonian), Amos Guiora (Utah), Jameel Jaffer (ACLU), Heidi Kitrosser (Minnesota), Greg Miller (Wash Post), Richard Murphy (Texas Tech), Mary Ellen O’Connell (Notre Dame), Jordan Paust (Houston), Eric Schmitt (NY Times), Hina Shamsi (NYU), Dina Temple-Raston (NPR), Steve Vladeck (American), Tung Yin (Lewis & Clark)

Retreat 2010.doc