nationalsecuritylaw Upcoming event: “150 Years of War Regulation” Panel and Reception

July 11, 2013

From the ICRC:

Dear friends and colleagues,

We share below an invitation to an event co-sponsored by the ICRC and the ASIL Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, and hosted by the American Red Cross. 2013 marks the 150th anniversaries of two landmark events in the history of warfare: the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the adoption of the Lieber Code. This event will retrace the evolution of the laws of war through a panel discussion and a photo exhibition.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to a fascinating event.

Kind regards,
Anne Quintin, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Washington DC
Eric Sigmund, American Red Cross (ARC)
Eric Jensen, American Society of International Law (ASIL) Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict

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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the ICRC and the Lieber Code”

Date: July 23rd, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: American Red Cross historical building
430 17th Street NW, Washington DC

Program Details

*3:00 – 4:30 pm
Introduction and Keynote Address

Harold Brooks,
Senior Vice President for International Operations, American Red Cross

Markus Geisser,
Deputy Head of Regional Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross

Panel Discussion

John Fabian Witt,
Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Author of Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (Free Press, September 2012)

Brigadier-General Thomas E. Ayres, U.S. Army,
Commanding, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency and Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals

moderated by Jennifer Daskal,
Assistant Professor at Washington College of Law, American University

*4:30 – 6:00 pm
Reception and Photo Exhibit

The panel will be followed by a reception featuring an ICRC photo exhibition, retracing 150 years of humanitarian action through iconic images taken from the historical archives of the ICRC’s headquarters in Geneva, and highlighting the work of the institution from 1863 to present day.