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Killer Bureaucracy: Inside America’s Lethal Drone Program
CWRU Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Think Forum
OCT 17, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cleveland Museum of Art
Recital Hall (lower level)
11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106
CLE Credit
1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
When the U.S. government kills people with drones — and it does so on a regular basis — bureaucrats play a key role in those killings. In this talk, Case Law alum (2006), and current Pepperdine Professor Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD, will describe the U.S. practice of targeted killings. His talk is based in part on field research, interviews, and previously unexamined government documents. Professor McNeal will begin by broadly describing the legal authorities that the U.S. government believes support the targeted killing program. Professor McNeal will then progressively narrow our focus, from laws, to policies and procedures, ultimately ending with the decision making process that precedes the launching of a strike. After examining this complex mixture of law, policy, and practice, Professor McNeal will then step back to examine the broader issues of accountability associated with the targeted killing program, and will discuss potential reforms.
Speaker Information
Gregory S. McNeal
Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD (’06)
Associate Professor
Pepperdine University School of Law
Additional Information
Free and open to the public, register at the door.
1.50 hours of CLE credit pending approval.

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