Lectures & Events

War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences
Ben C. Green Lecture
presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
OCT 11, 2011
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

Although the U.S. has been engaged in some form of ongoing overseas armed conflict for more than a century, policy makers and the public continue to view wars as exceptional events that eventually give way to normal peace times. But if war is thought to be exceptional, “wartime” remains a shorthand argument justifying extreme actions like torture and detention without trial. And as the public becomes more disconnected than ever from the wars their nation is fighting, the country is without political restraints on the exercise of war powers.
Speaker Information
Mary L. DudziakMary L. Dudziak
Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science
University of Southern California
Mary L. Dudziak is a Visiting Professor at Duke Law School this fall. Her book War  Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences will be published next year (Oxford). Professor Dudziak has received several fellowships, including Guggenheim; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, School of Social Science; American Council of Learned Societies; and others. She has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the University of Maryland Law School. Professor Dudziak began teaching at the University of Iowa College of Law in 1986. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies (1992) and a J.D. (1984) from Yale, and an A.B. (1978) from U.C. Berkeley. She created the Legal History Blog, a leading blog in law and the humanities.
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. Reception follows.
1 hr. continuing legal education credit available, pending approval.

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