Thursday, October 15, 2009

Armed Conflict and Counter-Terrorism

A counter-terrorism simulation is planned next week, co-sponsored by the Indiana University School of Law on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis and IUPUI's School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). This simulation, taking place on 23 October and involving students in the fields of law and public policy, will allow participants from the two programs to work side by side with local and state government officials to respond to a simulated National counter-terrorism threat.

The keynote address is a presentation at 5 p.m. on 22 October by Lt. Col. (Res.) David Benjamin. His speech, “Israel’s Fight Against Terrorism – The Charge of the Lawyers’ Brigade”, takes place in the Wynne Courtroom of Inlow Hall in Indianapolis. A reception follows in the Conour Atrium of Inlow Hall. Lt. Col Benjamin, who retired from full-time active service in February 2009 after 17 years in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Military Advocate General's Corps, is a specialist in international law, with emphasis on the law of armed conflicts and counter-terrorism.

Information on other events open to the public is available online. Full biographies of the speakers also are available online. For more information, contact Mary Deer, 317:274-1909.

For a contrarian view of Lt. Col. Benjamin, check out International Criminal Court to Investigate IDF Officer.


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