CERL is a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in twenty-first century warfare and national security. The only Center of its kind housed within a law school, CERL draws from the study of law, philosophy, and ethics to answer the difficult questions that arise in times of war and contemporary transnational conflicts. It represents the vision of its founder and director, Professor Claire Finkelstein, in uniting scholars and policymakers from various fields in a multi-disciplinary conversation on some of the most challenging issues of our time. More
April 14th, 2016
April 15th, 2016
CERL in the News
The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at Penn Law convened 42 experts for an interdisciplinary conference, Preventing and Treating the Invisible Wounds of War: Combat Trauma and Psychological Injury.
Under Secretary-General and Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura spoke to Penn Law on the topic of sexual violence and trauma in conflict.
A Project of Villanova University and the United States Military Academy, West Point Villanova University, Villanova, PA, April 8‐9, 2016