I am pleased to announce the launch of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society, initiated upon my move this year to Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.
On Monday, October 22, 2012, Yale Law Professor John Fabian Witt (left) will give a public lecture at 4 p.m. at Emory Law.
Witt's book Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History – the name evokes the 1863 Lieber Code (prior posts) – recently had a rave review in The New York Times.
His lecture is titled “Sherman at Atlanta: The Moral Structure of the Laws of War.” Here's a synopsis:
Offering comments will be Dan Reiter, Chair of Emory's Department of Political Science, and Catherine Lutz, the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Brown University. A reception will follow.
For more information about the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society, which aims to bring interdisciplinary work on war to bear on the law of war and national security, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.