Lecture: Borderless Wars - Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty


Location: 1130 Eck Hall Of Law

Antonia ChayesProfessor of Practice in International Politics and Law Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, will discuss her recent book Borderless Wars: Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty.

The demands of the new, borderless “gray area” conflict have cast civilians and military into unaccustomed roles with inadequate legal underpinning. As the civilian Department of Homeland Security defends the United States against increasing cyber threats and armies of civilian contractors work in paramilitary roles in conflict areas, appropriate roles in wartime and legal boundaries of war demand clarification. In this book, former Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Antonia Chayes examines these new gray areas in counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, and cyber warfare. Her innovative solutions for role definition and transparency offer new approaches to a rapidly evolving civil-military-legal environment.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Center for Civil and Human RightsKroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Keough School of Global Affairs