As the War on Terror continues to rage on after the passing of its first decade, many wonder if and when it will end. In May 2013, President Obama maintained that our democracy demands an end to this perpetual war. If President Obama does end the War on Terror, what would it mean for our security, our liberty and our future?
David Cole, the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law, will be speaking about this nationally pressing issue at the Rockefeller Center for Law Day. He will also address his opinions on controversial topics such as the closing of Guantanamo, the future of drones, as well as mass surveillance and the NSA.
A professor of constitutional law, national security and criminal justice at the Georgetown University Law Center, David Cole has been published widely in law journals and the popular press, authoring or co-authoring several award-winning books. In addition, he is the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Yale University, David Cole worked as a staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights from 1985-90, and has continued to litigate as a professor. He has litigated many significant constitutional cases in the Supreme Court, including Texas v. Johnson, and has been involved in many of the nation’s most important cases involving civil liberties and national security. David has received two honorary degrees and numerous awards for his human rights work, including the inaugural 2013 Norman Dorsen Presidential Prize from the ACLU for lifetime commitment to civil liberties.
Please join us for the public Law Day lecture, “Can President Obama End the War on Terror?” with David Cole on Thursday, May 1st, at 4:30 PM in Rocky 003.