CANCELLED - Mary Ellen O’Connell & Tom Durkin - "Reimagining the National Security State" - John J. Mearsheimer

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Mary Ellen O’Connell & Tom Durkin
**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.** 
Mary Ellen O’Connell and Tom Durkin discuss Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink. They will be joined in conversation by John J. Mearsheimer. A Q&A and signing will follow their discussion.
At the Co-op
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About the book: Reimagining the National Security State provides the first comprehensive picture of the toll that US government policies took on civil liberties, human rights, and the rule of law in the name of the war on terror. Looking through the lenses of theory, history, law, and policy, the essays in this volume illuminate the ways in which liberal democracy suffered at the hands of policymakers in the name of national security. The contributors, who are leading experts and practitioners in fields ranging from political theory to evolutionary biology, discuss the vast expansion of executive powers, the excessive reliance secrecy, and the exploration of questionable legal territory in matters of detention, criminal justice, targeted killings, and warfare. This book gives the reader an eye-opening window onto the historical precedents and lasting impact the security state has had on civil liberties, human rights and, the rule of law in the name of the war on terror.
About Mary Ellen O'Connell: Mary Ellen O'Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. Her work is in the areas of international law on the use of force, international dispute resolution, and international legal theory. She is the author or editor of numerous books, including, most recently, The Art of Law in the International Community (Cambridge University Press, May 2019) and Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors (with Tams and Tladi, Cambridge University Press, July 2019).
About Tom Durkin: Tom A. Durkin is the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he is also cofounder and co-director of its National Security and Civil Rights program. Durkin specializes in the defense of complex federal criminal matters with an emphasis on national security and domestic terrorism–related cases. He received a BA from the University of Notre Dame and also graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Durkin is also a Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. 
About John J. Mearsheimer: John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point (1970), has a PhD in political science from Cornell University (1981), and has written extensively about security issues and international politics. Among his six books, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001,2014) won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize; and The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (with Stephen M. Walt, 2007), made the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into twenty-four languages. His latest book is The Great Delusion: Liberal Ideals and International Realities (2018), which won the 2019 Best Book of the Year Award from the Valdai Discussion Conference, Moscow.  He has written numerous articles and op-eds that have appeared in International Security, London Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, and The New York Times. In 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.    
Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago 60637