American Forum - Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century
March 24, 2009
5:30PM - 5:30PM (EDT)
PHILIP BOBBITT, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School, is one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists and writers on international security and strategy issues. His career has included appointments as Associate Counsel to the President, Counselor on International Law at the State Department, Legal Counsel to the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, and Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council. Reviewing Bobbitt's book Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century (Knopf, 2008), in the New York Times Book Review, Niall Ferguson wrote, "This is quite simply the most profound book to have been written on the subject of American foreign policy since the attacks of 9/11 – indeed, since the end of the cold war."