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Feb. 10,  2010

Bobbitt to Speak on 'The Future of the Wars on Terror'

Former Presidential Advisor Next in Emory's Luminaries Series

News Article ImagePhilip Bobbitt

Author, scholar and former presidential advisor Philip Bobbitt will speak on "The Future of the Wars on Terrorism" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Jones Room of Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library as part of the university's Luminaries Series.

Bobbitt, the author of "The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History" (2002) and "Terror and Consent" (2008), argues that there never has been a "war" against terror; the phrase is more a slogan than a description of the of armed conflict we associate with 21st century warfare. Bobbitt will discuss what might turn the slogan into a reality.

One of the nation's leading constitutional theorists, Bobbitt currently serves as the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School. Also while at Emory, he will deliver the featured lecture at the 2010 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium at 8:30 a.m. at Emory Law School. The symposium's theme is "The New New Deal: From De-regulation to Re-regulation."

Bobbitt has served as associate counsel to the president and in key positions on the National Security Council and in the U.S. State Department. He also was an adviser to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.


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