Schedule & Required Reading

Friday, April 19

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - Noon Session 1: The Concept of Sovereignty

Readings:

  • Christopher Morris, “Sovereignty” in Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, edited by James E. Crimmins and Douglas G. Long (London and New York: Continuum Press, forthcoming).
  • Christopher Morris “The Modern State” in The Handbook on Political Theory, edited by Gerald Gaus and Chandran Kukathas (London: Sage Publications, 2004), pp. 198-220.
  • Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 18, 21, and 27
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, Book I, Chapter 7.
  • David Gauthier, Notes on Sovereignty. [Paper].
  • Claire Finkelstein, “Rational Contractarianism and International Law” (excerpted) [Paper]
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session 2: Sovereignty and Legitimacy

Readings:

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 3: The Power to Make War: Commander-in-Chief Powers versus the demands of Popular Sovereignty

Readings:

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Session 4: Sovereignty and Foreign Relations

Readings:

6:30 p.m. Drinks and Dinner

Dinner Keynote Address: Jeffrey Addicott, “Addressing the War on Terror Under the Rule of Law.” [Abstract]

Saturday, April 20

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session 5: Executive Discretion and Targeting Americans: The Case of Anwar al-Awlaki

Readings:

  • Nasser al-Aulaqi v. Obama, Gates and Panetta, Complaint and Decision of the D.C. Circuit (2010), excerpted. [Complaint] [D.C. Circuit Decision]
  • Government White Paper on Killing Americans Abroad (2010) [Paper]
  • Claire Finkelstein, “Secrecy, Targeted Killing and the Rule of Law” Abstract
  • FOIA Litigation regarding al-Aulaqi case. Decision
  • Jules Zacher
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session 6: Executive Privilege and Secrecy

Peter Galison, “Secrecy and the Centralization of Power”

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

Lunch Keynote Address: Mary Ellen O’Connell, “Sovereign Myths” [Abstract]

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session 7: Comparative and International Perspectives on Sovereignty

Readings: