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Borderless Wars: Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty

Antonio Chayes

Professor of Practice in International Politics and Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and former Under Secretary of the United States Air Force

Tuesday September 27

12:30 PM 1130 Eck Hall of Law

The demands of the new, borderless "gray area" conflict have cast civilians and military into unaccustomed roles with inadequate legal underpinning. As the civilian Department of Homeland Security defends the United States against increasing cyber threates and armies of civilian contractors work in paramilitary roles in conflict areas, appropriate roles in wartime and legal boundaries of war demand clarification. Former Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Antonio Chayes examines these new gray areas in counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, and cyber warfare.

Lunch Provided Undergraduates Welcome

Presented by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Keough School of Global Affairs, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights

University of Notre Dame

Keough School of Global Affairs