Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar

Asymmetric Warfare: A Symposium

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Opening Remarks | 2:30pm

Panel 1: Strategy, Law, and Narrative | 2:45pm

Andrew Bacevich
Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University

Moral Challenges of Asymmetric Warfare
Moshe Halbertal
Gruss Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Nuclear Weapons Eliminate the Right of Self Defense
Elaine Scarry
Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Harvard University

Noah Feldman (Chair)
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Keynote Lecture | 5:00pm

Asymmetric War: Lawfare and Provocation in an Insurgency
Jeremy Waldron
University Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Panel 2: Cultures of Asymmetry | 6:45pm

ISIS: A Politics of the Surface
Faisal Devji
University Reader in Modern South Asian History, Oxford University

You Just Can't Compare: On the Double Edges of Comparison in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Lital Levy
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

A-symmetry of Enemy Personality and the Paradox of Forever War
Emile Simpson
Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Homi Bhabha (Chair)
Director, Mahindra Humanities Center

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