Think & Drink Looks at the Future of War
What will the wars of tomorrow look like? Given current advances in robotics, electronic surveillance, and digital sabotage, future battles may be fought as much from cubicles as in the trenches. Will a future of robotic warfare lessen the human cost of international conflict, or will fighting by proxy desensitize us to the horrors of war? Or both?
Join Oregon Humanities in considering these questions and others like them with Tung Yin, a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, and General Merrill A. McPeak, former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, in the final conversation in Oregon Humanities’ 2012 Think & Drink series on Wednesday, October 24, at the Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Minors allowed when accompanied by an adult. Think & Drink events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Tung Yin teaches national security law at Lewis & Clark Law School. He has published numerous scholarly articles and editorials on domestic legal issues arising out of the United States’ military and prosecutorial responses to the 9/11 attacks, including such matters as the jurisdiction of the federal courts to entertain habeas petitions by Guantanamo Bay detainees, the theory of unilateral executive branch war powers, and the potential constitutional rights available to alien detainees outside the country.
General Merrill A. (“Tony”) McPeak entered the Air Force in 1957. He was a member of the Air Force’s elite aerobatic team, the Thunderbirds, and flew 269 combat missions in Vietnam. He commanded the 20th Fighter Wing in NATO, the Twelfth Air Force and the Pacific Air Forces, and was Air Force chief from 1990 to 1994. He is a member of the New York City Council on Foreign Relations and Chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Richard Read, economics and international affairs reporter for the Oregonian, will moderate the conversation.
If you missed the last Think & Drink, which explored the future of human intelligence, you can watch a video of the event thanks to our series media sponsor, KZME radio. Willamette Week is also a media sponsor of the 2012 Think & Drink series.
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