This yearly program, conducted in three different cities and in partnership with other leading academic and international institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, addresses timely topics in the areas of international security and law, terrorism trials and investigations, and surveillance in an international context. All these events are made possible through funding from James A. Baker, III Chair in Rule of Law in World Affairs.
The Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict is an annual event focusing on the intersection of international law and armed conflict. This program is co-sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Oxford University's Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict. Each summer, the program assembles a broad mix of civilian, military, and governmental experts from both North America and the United Kingdom, for a roundtable workshop examining fundamental questions of international law relating to military operations. The event places a particular emphasis on the potential for clashes—and for reconciliation—in circumstances seemingly implicating both International Humanitarian Law (a.k.a., the Law of Armed Conflict) and International Human Rights Law. The workshop in 2016 will be held in July. The workshop in 2015 examined issues ranging from targeting, humanitarian access, and foreign intervention in armed conflict to the judicial application of international humanitarian law. More information on that event can be found here.
Joint Blog Series on International Law and Armed Conflict (2016)
In May 2016, the Robert Strauss Center and the New York University School of Law hosted the first Transatlantic Dialogue on Terrorism Trials and Investigations, chaired by the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. This event involved a unique and timely dialogue concerning the investigation and prosecution of terrorism-related cases, featuring judges, prosecutors, and defense counsel from both the United States and the United Kingdom.
In June 2016, the Robert Strauss Center, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Berlin), and the University of Glasgow School of Law convened the first Transatlantic Dialogue on Surveillance, in Berlin, Germany. Discussions focused on the current international debate over the balancing of national security and individual privacy rights.