Roundtable on Old Rules, New Threats

Director: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
November 1, 2002 - Present

Project Vice-Chair: Charlotte Ku Co-sponsered by ASIL

The Roundtable Series, “Old Rules, New Threats,” is a project on global governance that brings administration officials together with lawyers, professors and policymakers to look at areas in foreign policy and national security where the rules of the road, formal and informal, may or may not need to be adapted, amended, or replaced to address the challenges currently facing the nation.

The roundtable addresses a broad range of security issues, including threats related to force and war, as well as challenges requiring transnational cooperation. Past sessions have explored the administration’s announced doctrine of preemption; humanitarian intervention; military tribunals and unlawful combatants; use of force and the laws of war; and regulating the movement of black and gray market goods, technology, and people. Memos prepared by roundtable speakers and summary reports of the roundtable meetings are posted below. The roundtable, which met six times beginning in November 2002, will reconvene in the fall of 2003.

The Council and ASIL, with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will begin the 2003 season with a one-day conference on September 19. The conference will focus on four areas: intervention and weapons proliferation; global climate change; bringing war criminals to justice; and counterterrorism and transnational law enforcement.

Publications

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Meetings

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Old Rules, New Threats Roundtable: Humanitarian Law and the War on Terror

Speaker:

Jacob Kellenberger, International Committee of the Red Cross
May 10, 2006

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Roundtable Meeting

Next Steps on UN Reform

Speakers:

Lord Hannay, Member, Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change,, United Nations, Edward C. Luck, Director, Center on International Organization, Columbia University
March 17, 2005

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Roundtable Meeting

Old Rules, New Threats - High-Level Panel Update with Brent Scowcroft

Panelist:

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Speaker:

Brent Scowcroft, President, The Scowcroft Group
October 18, 2004

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Roundtable Meeting

Old Rules, New Threats

Panelist:

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Speaker:

John B. Bellinger III, National Security Council
April 10, 2003

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Roundtable Meeting

Enemy Combatants and the Geneva Conventions

Presider:

Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, ASIL

Speakers:

William Haynes, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense, Holly J. Burkhalter, Advocacy Director, Physicians for Human Rights
December 12, 2002

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Roundtable Meeting

First Meeting of Old Rules, New Threats Roundtable

Panelist:

Anne-Marie Slaughter, American Society for International Law

Speaker:

William H. Taft, U.S. Department of State
November 18, 2002

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