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NYU Law’s Stephen Holmes To Discuss War on Terror at April 8 Jorde Symposium


NYU Law Professor Stephen Holmes will deliver the keynote lecture at the 11th annual Thomas M. Jorde Symposium to be hosted by Yale Law School on Tuesday, April 8. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127 and is open to the public.

Professor Holmes will discuss “Misunderstanding Trade-Offs in the War on Terror.” Following the lecture, Yale Law School professors Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Paul Kahn ’80 will offer commentary. A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.

Professor Holmes is the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, where he teaches a course on legal issues arising from 9/11 and the war against terrorism. He previously taught at Princeton University and at University of Chicago Law School, where he served as director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe. He has also been the director of the Soros Foundation program for promoting legal reform in Russia and Eastern Europe.

He is author of numerous books and articles, including The Matador’s Cape: America’s Reckless Response to Terror, published in 2007. He is a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds a B.A. from Denison University and an M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University.

The annual Jorde Symposium is sponsored by The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. It consists of two lectures given by a distinguished scholar during the academic year. One is held at University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, and the other is held at another school. Each lecture features a different pair of commentators who respond to the keynote address.

Inaugurated in 1996, the Symposium is named after Boalt Hall Professor of Law Emeritus Thomas M. Jorde, who received his B.A. from Yale University in 1969 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1972.  The Symposium is published annually in Boalt Hall’s law journal, the California Law Review