OUP/ Opinio Juris Book Club: Tom Farer’s Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism

by Chris Borgen

This week we are pleased to host the first discussion in the Oxford University Press/ Opinio Juris Book Club.

Tom Farer, the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, will join us to discuss his new book, Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy. In addition, Kristen Boon from Seton Hall Law School will be joining us for the conversation as well.

Today, Tom will introduce his book in general and we will discuss issues relating to the use of force and, in particular, whether the norms of the UN Charter concerning the use of force have collapsed.  Wednesday’s discussion will focus on the role of human rights law and international humanitarian law in the struggle against transnational terrorism. Thursday’s main topic will be international law and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Finally, on Friday we will consider human rights and the rights of traditionalist cultural minorities in secularist states.

We look forward to the conversation and, as always, we encourage comments and questions.


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