War and International Law: Contemporary Issues – A Conversation with Laurie Blank ‘93

Princeton in Washington
Jun 11, 2024, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Washington, D.C.
  • Alumni
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students


Event Description
Laurie Blank '93

Laurie R. Blank is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law, where she teaches the law of armed conflict and works directly with students to provide assistance to international tribunals, non-governmental organizations and militaries around the world on cutting edge issues in humanitarian law and human rights.  During the 2022-2024 academic years, she is on leave from Emory and serving as Special Counsel to the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense. 

Professor Blank’s most recent book is International Conflict and Security Law, and she is the co-author of International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War, a casebook on the law of war, and the co-author of Law of War Training: Resources for Military and Civilian Leaders. She is also the co-director of the End of War Project, a multi-year project exploring a range of legal, policy, moral and strategic challenges in ending complex counterterrorism and counterinsurgency conflicts. Professor Blank is a core expert on the Woomera Manual on International Law of Military Space Operations and the Oslo Manual on Selected Problems in the Law of Armed Conflict, and a Senior Fellow at the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare.

This is part of the Princeton in Washington program, which is open to current Princeton students and recent alumni in the D.C. area over the summer. Email the Princeton in Washington coordinator to learn the location and RSVP.