Recording of Seminar on Targeted Killing and Al-Aulaqi

by Kevin Jon Heller

On Thursday night I had the privilege of participating in a live webinar on targeted killing and Al-Aulaqi held by the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research.  The other participants included Yale’s Andrew March, Emory’s Laurie Blank, and Seton Hall’s Jonathan Hafetz.  It was a wonderful, wide-ranging discussion, one that focused not only on the international-law aspects of targeted killing (Blank and me), but also on Al-Aulaqi’s history and beliefs (March) and the ACLU/CCR lawsuit (Hafetz).

If anyone is interested in listening to the webinar, the audio recording is available here.  My presentation — which systematizes and expands on many of the points I’ve discussed here on the blog — starts about 75 minutes in.  If I didn’t make any sense, blame the fact that I conducted the presentation from a Sydney hotel room at 1:30 in the morning…

3 Responses

  1. Here’s the link to March’s recent paper, “Anwar Al-‘Awlaqi Against the Islamic Legal Tradition,” at SSRN: 

  2. Wow! Thanks for the link. Very high quality discussions in that program. Look forward to hearing it.

  3. Response…
    and here is a link to my draft article:

    and a news item:
    US enters murky legal waters as drone use increases,,6132197,00.html

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