Lectures & Events

Terrorism on Trial
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
War Crimes Research Symposium
OCT 8, 2004
8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
The September 11 terrorist attacks and U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq triggered a seismic shift in the U.S. approach to dealing with terrorists. Previously, terrorists were treated as criminals and tried in federal court or, in the case of the Pan Am 103 bombers, in international tribunals. Now, rather than bringing terrorists to justice, U.S. policy is, in the words of President George W. Bush, to "bring justice to the terrorists" by hunting them down or detaining them as enemy combatants and prosecuting them in military commissions. In this unique day-long symposium, high-level United Nations officers and U.S. government officials, noted prosecutors and defense counsel, prominent journalists and scholars will critically assess the past and current approaches, and offer guidance for future efforts to use law as a weapon against terrorism.

This symposium is an official Regional Meeting of the American Society of International Law and of the International Law Association (American Branch), and is also the annual meeting of the International Association of Penal Law (American National Section).
Speaker Information
Keynote Address
David Andrews
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, PepsiCo Inc.
Legal Advisor to the U.S. Department of State during the Clinton Administration

David AndrewsDavid Andrews is Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of PepsiCo Inc., responsible for government affairs, legal matters, corporate board governance and the PepsiCo Foundation. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Inc. in 2002,
he was with the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco, California. He served as the Chairman of the firm from 1991-94. In 1997, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Clinton's nomination of Mr. Andrews as the 19th Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State. In 2000, he served as the Ambassador and Special Negotiator for Iran/U.S. Claims. Earlier in his career, he served as the Special Assistant for Policy and Legal Counsel to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as the Principal Deputy General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Andrews is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and its Boalt Hall School of Law (1971).

In 1974, Mr. Andrews was a visiting Fellow and Professor of Law at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. While there, he worked with the Institute's co-director, Professor Hermann Mosler, doing research on the act of state doctrine. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, Mr. Andrews serves on the advisory boards of a number of academic institutions and on the Board of Directors of Union Bank of California, PG&E Corporation/Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and on the Advisory Board of ChinaVest.
Additional Information
There is a fee for CLE credit for this event and registration is required.

There will be a reception following the Symposium at the School of Law.

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