Presidential Power, Foreign Affairs, and the 2012 Election
SEP 7, 2012
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About the Symposium: Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith, former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel, will deliver a featured lecture at the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center’s daylong symposium. Held in the critical swing-state of Ohio at the height of the 2012 Presidential election campaign, this timely symposium explores the contemporary debate over the foreign affairs powers of the President. Two dozen former high-level government officials and leading academics will discuss: Presidential Power in a War without End; The War Powers Resolution at 40; Rendition and Targeted Killings of Americans; The President’s Power to Manage International Economic Affairs; The President’s Power to Implement International Law after Medellin v. Texas; and Comparing the Approach of the Presidential Candidates.
This symposium is serving as the Annual Meeting of the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law, and is being co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, the Cleveland Council for World Affairs, and the Public International Law and Policy Group. It was made possible by a generous grant by the Wolf Family Foundation.
Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law
Jack Goldsmith is Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University. He is the author, most recently, of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside The Bush Administration (W.W. Norton 2007), as well as of other books and articles on many topics related to terrorism, national security, international law, conflicts of law, and internet law. Before coming to Harvard, Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, from October 2003 through July 2004, and Special Counsel to the General Counsel to the Department of Defense from September 2002 through June 2003. Goldsmith taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997-2002, and at the University of Virginia Law School from 1994-1997. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford