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SEP 9, 2019 MONDAY

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Widener Law Commonwealth
Administration Building, Room A180
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

The Enigma of International Law and Middle East Conflict

CLE credits available – 1 substantive

No cost to attend

Registration is required. Students are also welcome to register to attend this event.

Noted counterterrorism legal scholar to present on the limits of international law in conflict resolution. Professor Amos N. Guiora will discuss the intersection between international law, geopolitics, and terrorism in the Middle East.

A professor at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Guiora teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Law, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism, and Religion and Terrorism, innovating the use of scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues and dilemmas.

His books include The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust, In the Crosshairs of Unfettered Executive Power: The Moral Dilemmas of Justifying and Carrying Out Targeted Killings; Targeted killings: Defining and Applying the Limits of Military Ethics; Establishing a Drone Court: Restraints on the Executive Branch; First Amendment and National Security; Global Perspectives on Cybersecurity; and Chief Justice Earl Warren: Miranda, Individual Rights and Terrorism.

Born in Israel, Guiora grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan and graduated from Kenyon College and the Case Western Reserve Law School. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces Judge Advocate General Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel in a 19-year career. He has been involved in the “Track Two” negotiation efforts regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. He has also held a number of other senior command positions in Israel, including Legal Advisor to the Gaza Strip and Commander of the IDF School of Military Law.