Marjorie Cohn: Drones and Targeted Killing

Drones and Targeted Killing


Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues

A talk by
Marjorie Cohn
Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Former President, National Lawyers Guild

Friday, November 7, 7:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave, Palo Alto [map]
Free and open to all ~ Contributions will be requested ~ Wheelchair accessible

The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States; it is also illegal. This talk will explore the legal and geopolitical considerations of targeted killing and resulting civilian casualties, and evaluate the impact on relations between the United States and affected countries.

cohn-book-coverMarjorie Cohn’s newest book is a collection of essays on the legal, moral and geopolitical aspects of US drone warfare. Contributors include: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Marjorie Cohn, Richard Falk, Tom Hayden, Pardiss Kebriaei, Jane Mayer, Ishai Menuchin, Jeanne Mirer, John Quigley, Dr. Tom Reifer, Alice Ross, Jay Stanley, and Harry Van der Linden. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

cohnMarjorie Cohn is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Air America and Pacifica Radio.