Roundtable Discussion



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Chase Madar

Mary Ellen O’Connell

Omar Shakir

Marilyn Young


MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015, AT 4 PM
Sexton Lounge, Furman Hall (Second floor)
NYU School of LaW, Sullivan and w. 3rd st
New York, NY 10012

(Free and Open to the Public)

Chase Madar: Contributor to the London Review of Books, Le Monde diplomatique, The Nation, The National Interest, The American Conservative, TomDispatch and elsewhere; author of The Passion of [Chelsea] Manning: The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower (2013). He is a graduate of NYU Law School (JD 2004) and a former staff attorney at Make the Road New York.

Mary Ellen O’Connell: Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. She was a vice president of the American Society of International Law (2010-2012) and chaired the International Law Association’s Committee on the Use of Force (2005-2010). Among her publications: What is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11 (edited volume, 2012); The Power and Purpose of International Law (2008); International Law and the Use of Force, Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2009), and International Law and the “Global War on Terrorism” (2007).

Omar Shakir: Human Rights Lawyer and co-author of Living Under Drones, a joint Stanford Law – NYU Law report that documents the civilian consequences of US drone practices in Pakistan. Omar was previously a fellow at Human Rights Watch based in Cairo, where he investigated abuses in Egypt.

Marilyn Young: Professor of History at NYU. She is the author of Rhetoric of Empire: American China Policy, 1895–1901 (1969), with William Rosenberg, Transforming Russia and China: Revolutionary Struggle in the 20th Century (1980), The Vietnam Wars, 1945–1990 (1991), and one of the editors of Human Rights and Revolutions (2007).


Our deepest gratitude goes out to Mr. Edward Briody for recording this event and making it available to a wider audience. To view Mr. Briody’s YouTube channel, please click HERE.