Tuesday, 02. April 2019, Tonic At Quigley's, Knowledge & Networking: The 2001 AUMF

from 02. April 2019 - 17:30 till 19:30

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Passed in the angry and fearful days after September 11, the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force was intended to enable a swift response against those who had planned the attacks and those who harbored them. Today, that law is still in force. It has been used far beyond the scope of its original intent to conduct action all over the world and against groups that did not even exist when the law was passed. This expansive use seems to undermine Congress’s constitutional role in authorizing new wars, and has involved America in battles that may have little to do with us but that have inflicted a terrible human toll.
Just one member of Congress voted against the 2001 AUMF when it was passed. Today, there has been a growing bipartisan movement to replace or repeal the law. Together with recent actions against the U.S. role in the war in Yemen, Congress seems to be reasserting its power. Join the John Quincy Adams Society's DC professional network on Tuesday, April 2, as we hear from one of the leading advocates for change. Our speaker Heather Brandon-Smith is Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and leads FNCL’s work to repeal the 2001 AUMF. Brandon-Smith is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Her writing has appeared in The Hill, Lawfare, Just Security, and Intercross (the blog of the International Committee of the Red Cross).
Meet us upstairs in the third floor lounge of Tonic at Quigley's in Foggy Bottom. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Event timeline:5:30 - 6:15PM - Networking6:15 - 6:45PM - Remarks and Q&A with Heather Brandon-Smith6:45 - 7:30PM - Networking

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