Drone Warfare: Prospects and Dangers

Drone Warfare: Prospects and Dangers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 / 8:00 PM
Campbell Hall – FREE

Debate participants:
David Cole (Law, Georgetown University)
Mary Ellen O’Connell (Law, University of Notre Dame)
Avery Plaw (Political Science, Dartmouth University)

Moderator:Jeff Greenfield

The use of militarized drones – flying unmanned aircraft equipped with weaponry – represents a major shift in the calculus of war and combat. Three leading thinkers debate the perils and promises of drone warfare. David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights and author of Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism. Mary Ellen O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Chair in Law at University of Notre Dame, research professor of international dispute resolution and an expert on the international law of armed conflict. Avery Plaw is an associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, specializing in political theory and international relations, and author of Targeting Terrorists: a License to Kill?  Jeff Greenfield, who for 30 plus years served as correspondent, analyst and anchor for CBS, ABC and CNN, will moderate.

Click here to watch a video of the debate from the IHC’s Fallout: In the Aftermath of War series.

Presented by the College of Letters & Science at UC Santa Barbara and made possible by an endowment from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation.  Co-presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Fallout: In the Aftermath of War series and UCSB Arts & Lectures.