The Laws of War as an International Regime

Princeton University, October 15-17, 2015

Organizers: Robert O. Keohane (Princeton University), Giovanni Mantilla (CIDE) and Geoffrey Wallace (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

All sessions to be held in Wallace Hall, Room 300 (except where indicated)

By invitation only except for the Thursday 4:30-6:00pm session in Bowl 016.

Schedule of Sessions

Thursday, October 15

4:30-6:00pm Developments in International Humanitarian Law: Expanding Detainee Protections and Strengthening Compliance
Stéphane R. Ojeda (Deputy Permanent Observer and Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross, Delegation to the United Nations, New York)
Background documents: Compliance and Detainees
Location: Bowl 016, Robertson Hall
**Note: location is different from main conference meeting place**
7:00-9:00pm Opening Night Dinner – Agricola (11 Witherspoon Street)

Friday, October 16

8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40am Welcome and Introductions
Robert O. Keohane, Giovanni Mantilla, and Geoffrey Wallace
Origins and Historical Perspectives
8:40-9:40am By Right of War: Imperial Russia and the Development of the Law of War
Peter Holquist (University of Pennsylvania)
  Discussant: James Morrow (University of Michigan)
9:40-10:00am Refreshment Break
10:00-12:00pm That which is more than Enough: Superfluous Injury in the Laws of War
Helen Kinsella (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  Discussant: Nina Tannenwald (Brown University/Watson Institute)
  Compromised Commitments: Social Pressure and Rational Dysfunction in the Making of the Laws of War
Giovanni Mantilla (CIDE)
  Discussant: Martha Finnemore (George Washington University)
12:00-2:00pm Lunch
Dynamics and Consequences
2:00-3:00pm Is There a Norm Cascade on the Laws of War?
James Morrow (University of Michigan)
  Discussant: Michael Barnett (George Washington University)
3:00-3:20pm Refreshment Break
3:20-5:20pm The Emerging Regime of Civilian Protection in War: The US from 1940 to 2015
Neta Crawford (Boston University)
  Discussant: Sarah Kreps (Cornell University)
  Condemning or Condoning the Perpetrators? International Humanitarian Law and Individual Attitudes toward Wartime Violence
Geoffrey Wallace (Rutgers University-New Brunswick)
  Discussant: Beth Simmons (Harvard University)
6:00-9:00pm Reception and Dinner – Prospect House

Saturday, October 17

8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast
Non-State Actors
8:30-10:30am Rebels and Landmines: When and Why do Rebel Groups Commit to Adhere to the Laws of War?
Tanisha Fazal and Margarita Konaev (University of Notre Dame)
  Discussant: Giovanni Mantilla (CIDE)
  Rebels’ Laws of War: From Commitment to Compliance
Hyeran Jo (Texas A&M)
  Discussant: Laia Balcells (Duke University/NCGG)
10:30-10:50am Refreshment Break
Reflective Panel
10:50-12:20pm Allen Buchanan (Duke University)
Isabel Hull (Cornell University)
Jens David Ohlin (Cornell University)
Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard Kennedy School)
12:20-1:30pm Lunch and Closing Conversation