War in Transition: Counterterrorism and the Use of Force


In the 16th year of U.S. war against Al Qaeda and affiliated forces and its third administration, questions about how the United States government will approach the use of lethal force in counter terrorism operations remain in both policy and law. What is the prognosis for preserving or replacing Presidential Policy Guidance and related Executive Orders? How will operational decisions be made? What can be expected in terms of transparency and public reporting? What should be expected from Congressional oversight?

Please join the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict of the American Society of International Law, and the Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS) as we host an interactive panel to explore these questions and other issues related to the use of lethal force in counterterrorism operations facing the US government.

  • Rita Siemion, International Legal Counsel, Human Rights First 
  • Luke Hartig, Fellow, International Security Program, New America 
  • Jen Daskal, Associate Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law 
  • Christie Edwards, Director, International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross (moderating)

Date and Location

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Tillar House
Address 1: 
2223 Massachusetts Ave, NW
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