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U of M Journal of International Law to present its 2013 symposium, "The Future of Warfare: The Law of Tomorrow's Battlefields"

Experts to discuss robotics, cyber warfare and the privatization of war

January 22, 2013

The University of Minnesota Law School’s Minnesota Journal of International Law will present its symposium, entitled “The Future of Warfare: The Law of Tomorrow’s Battlefields,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 on the West Bank in Lockhart Hall (Room 25), 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Journal members chose this year’s topic because of its current relevance in international law. The symposium will feature panels on robotics, cyber warfare and the privatization of war. Panelists, top experts in each field from around the world, will come together to provide diverse scholarly perspectives and encourage debate, discussion and an examination of the issues facing militaries of today as well as of tomorrow.

Joining the discussion will be: Professor Ken Anderson, Washington College of Law; Alice Beauheim, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Professor Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law; Professor Oren Gross, University of Minnesota Law School; Professor John Rasdan, William Mitchell College of Law; Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak, Hezliya Interdisciplinary Center; Professor Gabor Rona, Human Rights First; and Professor David Weissbrodt, University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Eric Jensen, Brigham Young University Law School, will give the keynote address.

Check-in for the symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 for the public (includes lunch and reception following the symposium.) Symposium is free for students, faculty and staff with no registration required. 5.5 CLE credits have been requested.

More information on the symposium can be found at: http://www.minnjil.org/?page_id=913
Register at: http://register.cce.umn.edu/Course.pl?sect_key=187025.

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