LAPA is pleased to present a book release party for Philip Bobbitt's new book called, Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century. A prelude to the celebration will be given by Aaron Friedberg, called "What is at Stake in the War on Terror?" Anne-Marie Slaughter and Kim Lane Scheppele will be discussants. A reception will follow.
Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School, former Counselor on International Law at the State Department, former Legal Counsel to the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, and former director of a variety of programs at the National Security Council (in several different administrations). He is also the author of The Shield of Achilles, Constitutional Fate and many other books and articles. A Princeton alum and former trustee, Bobbitt is also a member of LAPA's Advisory Committee. He will be discussing his new book, Terror and Consent, which Niall Ferguson described in the New York Times Book Review (on 13 April 2008) as "quite simply the most profound book to have been written on the subject of American foreign policy since the attacks of 9/11 — indeed, since the end of the cold war." We are happy to be cosponsoring this event with PIIRS.