Drones Around the Globe, an International Summit

November 13, 2013 —


Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance, a summit hosted by the Georgetown Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, CODEPINK, the Institute for Policy Studies, and The Nation magazine. 


Saturday, November 16, 2013


Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CODEPINK welcome and address
Dr. Cornel West, Professor, Princeton University

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Panel - Legal Challenges to Drone Strikes
Mary Ellen O’Connell, Professor, Notre Dame Law School
Pardiss Kebriaei, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Marjorie Cohn, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (moderator)

11:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel - Drone Proliferation Across the Globe
Marina Oshana, Professor, UC Davis
Dalit Baum, Israeli activist, Global Exchange
Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Sheffield
Chris Cole, Drone expert (moderator)

1:15 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Talk - Wounds of Waziristan
Madiha Tahir, multimedia and print journalist
Noor Mir, Pakistani activist, CODEPINK

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Panel - View from Yemen, featuring Yemeni activists
Baraa Shaiban, REPRIEVE
Mohamed Ahmady, Al Karama
Ahmed Arman, HOOD
Medea Benjamin, Co-founder, CODEPINK and Global Exchange (moderator)

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Panel - The Domestic State of Drones
Amie Stepanovich, Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project, EPIC
Joe Nevins, expert on U.S.-Mexico border issues
David Swanson, Activist and Author, FREE ESSAM
Abby Martin, Anchor and Correspondent, RT America (moderator)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Panel - Two Views of the Drone war in Afghanistan: the Pilots and the Afghans
Daniel Hale, former intelligence analyst
Fahima Vorgetts, Afghan activist
Col. Morris Davis, Professor, Howard University School of Law
Samira Sayed-Rahman, Afghans for Peace
Ann Wright, retired Army Reserve colonel (moderator)

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closing remarks


This summit will bring together survivors of drone strikes, human rights advocates, lawyers, authors, social media experts, technology experts, artists and musicians, and grassroots activists to discuss and debate drone warfare. 

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