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National Security Law Webinars – Day 2

August 5, 2020 |  9:45 am - 1:00 pm  |  Zoom

The Strauss Center, in partnership with the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School, is pleased to announce the latest installments in an ongoing series of national security law webinars. On July 29th and August 5th, Professor Matt Waxman of Columbia will present a series of lectures concerning the Constitution and war powers (as well as an introductory session, with the Strauss Center’s Bobby Chesney, providing an overview of the national security law field). 

·  Wednesday, August 5th (9:45 – 11:15am CT) – “Constitutional War Powers II: Going to War”

In this lecture, Professor Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School will explore the Constitution’s distribution of power of the decision to take the nation to war or to otherwise initiate military operations, with an emphasis on what has changed over time.

·   Wednesday, August 5th (11:30am – 1:00pm CT) – “Constitutional War Powers III: Waging War” 

In this lecture, Professor Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School will discuss how the Constitution allocates authority over the actual waging of war among the branches, as well as constitutional disputes regarding the termination of war.

No registration is required for these events, although the size of the audience is limited to 100 participants.  Please note that you must have a registered Zoom account to be able to log in to this webinar. For questions, please email Ali Prince at

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