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Civilian Casualties: The Law of Prevention and Response

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Register now for the symposium, Civilian Casualties: The Law of Prevention and Response, an all-day event on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This event is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the Lieber Society for the Law of Armed Conflict, the American Red Cross, the Stockton Center for International Law, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Military, government, humanitarian, and academic experts will discuss the law, policy, and practice related to civilian casualties in armed conflict. Discussion topics include: (1) advising leaders and influencing operations from the front lines, (2) civilian casualty prevention measures in urban warfare and near peer conflict, (3) reporting and investigatory requirements in response to civilian casualty incidents, and (4) leveraging emerging technologies to prevent and respond to civilian casualties. In addition to four expert panels, there will be a morning keynote address by Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede, The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, and a noon keynote address by Daniel Mahanty, Director, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), U.S. Program. See the full list of expert panelists below.

The ticket price includes a lunch catered at the event. When submitting your RSVP, please indicate whether you prefer a vegetarian option. Students who are unable to pay the fee may contact Andrea Harrison at anharrison@icrc.org to inquire about the possibility of funding.

CLE credit is available for limited jurisdictions upon request.

Following the event a networking no-host happy hour is scheduled at The Admiral in DuPont from 6-8pm (https://www.theadmiraldc.com).

Please contact Keith Petty with any questions at pettykeitha@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at this important event!

Photo Credit: Najim Rahim, AP

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Panel 1: Civilian Casualty Prevention Measures in Next Generation Conflict: Applicability in Urban Warfare and Near Peer Conflict

  • Paul Baker, U.S. Armed Forces Delegate, International Committee of the Red Cross (Moderator)
  • Rita Siemion, Director for National Security Advocacy, Human Rights First
  • Loren DeJonge Schulman, Deputy Director of Studies and Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  • Matthew McCormack, Associate General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel
  • Rob "Butch" Bracknell, Assistant Legal Advisor, NATO, Allied Command Transformation

Panel 2: Civilian Casualty Response Measures: Reports, Investigations, and Accountability

  • Sarah Holewinski, Security Fellow, Open Society Foundations (Moderator)
  • Michael Meier, Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army
  • LtCol Paula Marshall, Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Sahr Muhammedally, Director, MENA & South Asia, Center for Civilians in Conflict
  • Professor Taylor Seybolt, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Panel 3: Beyond Killer Robots: Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Prevention and Investigation of Civilian Casualty Incidents

  • Dr. Larry Lewis, Vice President and Director of the Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence, CNA (Moderator)
  • Shawn Steene, Senior Force Planner for Emerging Technologies, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Policy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Chris Korpela, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Krause, Director, Future Concepts Directorate, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School
  • Dr. Sasha Radin, The Lieber Institute, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Panel 4: Compliance Professionals, the Law, and Ethics: Advising Leaders and Influencing Operations from the Front Lines

  • Professor Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law (Moderator)
  • Professor Laura Dickinson, The George Washington University Law School
  • Professor Mitt Regan, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Marc Linning, Senior Protection Advisor, Center for Civilians in Conflict
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Cherry, Associate Director and Military Professor, Stockton Center for International Law
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