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Drones and the Obama Administration

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus The Kraft Center, Rennert Hall

Steve Coll, Dean of the Columbia Journalism School and reporter for the The New Yorker, will deliver a talk on the Obama administration's use of drones. Coll will be in discussion with P. W. Singer, Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at The Brookings Institution, and Philip G. Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University. Alston served as the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions from 2004 to 2010. His 2010 report on targeted killings led by CIA drones was a defining critical d! ocument against the use of drones in warfare.

The talk will be chaired by Mark Mazower, Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

The event is open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.