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Join a Live Web Seminar on Drones and International Law

December 15, 2009

With growing attention to the legal implications of unmanned drone attacks (LA Times reported yesterday that the US is considering expanding its campaign to Quetta), the latest International Humanitarian Law Live Seminar at Harvard’s Humanitarian Law and Policy Forum is particularly timely. The title is “Unmanned Weapons and Challenges to International Humanitarian Law” and it will be webcast live Thursday morning at 9:30 eastern time. Register to attend here, or join the group’s Facebook page. I’ll check in with thoughts and analysis after I listen, but nothing beats hearing these kinds of discussions live.

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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.