USD to Host Discussion on Drones

Drones, International Law and the “Forever War”
The Future of U.S. Policy

SAN DIEGO, CA: On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego will host a panel discussion on the use of drones. The event is free and open to the public.

Drone strikes have become a defining feature of the US government's global war on terror. Their continued use in what some have called a "forever war" presents complex moral, legal, policy, and political dilemmas. Panelists with military, international law and human rights expertise will explore issues around drones and how U.S. policy should be crafted going forward.

The panelists include Commander Michael J. Dobbs, United States Navy (Retired), David Glazier, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and Laura Pitter, Senior Counterterrorism Researcher, Human Rights Watch. Kroc School of Peace Studies Assistant Professor Dustin Sharp will moderate the event.

WHO: Commander Michael Dobbs
David Glazier
Laura Pitter

WHAT: Panel on “Drones, International Law and the “Forever War:” The Future of U.S. Policy

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92101

WHEN: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
7:00-8:30 p.m.

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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