LENS Conference 2015 | Do We Need a New AUMF in the Age of Forever War?

February 27, 2015

The 2015 LENS Conference, Law in the Age of 'Forever War', focuses on the legal issues that accompany warfare in a time when technology, relationships between nations, and the abilities of non-state actors to affect the international stage, are all changing rapidly. Speakers address some of the difficult issues that have come to define modern law as it relates to warfare: targeting, surveillance, home-grown terrorism, intelligence gathering in the digital age, ensuring human rights and civil liberties.

Moderator: Professor Robert M. Chesney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Charles I. Francis Professor in Law and Director-Designate of the Robert S Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas at Austin

Professor Martin Lederman, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Andrea J. Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Professor Stephen Vladeck, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law