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Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law

CERL’s Mission

The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) is a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in 21st 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.


  • September 13, 2018
    Book Talk
    General Michael V. Hayden: The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies
    Penn Law

    October 4, 2018
    Book Talk
    Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro: The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World
    Perry World House 

    November 1, 2018
    The Haaga Lecture
    Penn Law

    November 2-3, 2018
    Democracy in the Crosshairs: Cyber Interference, Dark Money and Foreign Influence


For inquiries, contact:
Eileen Kenney
Director of Engagement

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