Carr Talk & Coffee: "Assessing the impact of new weapons systems on the permissibility of attacks in asymmetrical conflicts."

Date: 

Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Carr Center Conference Room R-219

Join us for the first Carr Talk & Coffee of the Semester! Students, Faculty, Staff and Fellows come together to discuss pressing human rights issues, and Carr Center Fellows present their latest research.

Carr Center's Fellow Alejandro Chehtman will present on his research: "Assessing the impact of new weapons systems on the permissibility of attacks in asymmetrical conflicts."

Chehtman is Associate Professor at the Law School of the University Torcuato Di Tella and a Fellow at the Argentine National Research Council (CONICET). He is also co-Director of the Supreme Court Project at UTDT and CONICET Fellow at the Universidad de Girona (Spain).

Chehtman will be working on two projects while at Harvard. He will be writing a piece on the "Constitutionalization of Human Rights in Latin America" for the Oxford Handbook of Latin American Constitutionalism (solicited piece) and working on his second book, A Theory of Asymmetrical Conflicts, under contract with Oxford University Press. This book explores how asymmetrical tactics, new weapons, and contemporary participants challenge the standard framework of the laws of armed conflict and propose a normatively defensible and practically feasible framework to address them.

Please join us on Friday for coffee, conversation, and a research presentation.