Follow the hyperlinks of the panelist names for biographies Symposium Agenda, October 8, 2007 Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00- 10:30 a.m. Panel I: Laying the Foundation Moderator Robert Siegel and panelists David Crane, Irwin Cotler, and Michael Scharf will review the evolving history of the laws of armed conflict and international humanitarian law. How do the rules apply now? Why do asymmetric conflicts present new challenges in providing rules to limit this form of warfare? Moderator: Robert Siegel, host of National Public Radio's “All Things Considered” Panelists: David Crane, Professor of Law, Syracuse University; former Deputy IG, US DOD; former JAG Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament, Canada Michael Scharf, Director, Institute for Global Law and Security, Case Western Reserve University School of Law 10:30 -10:45 a.m. Coffee Break 10:45 -12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Proposals for Reform Moderator Robert Siegel and panelists Renee de Nevers, Greg Rose and Col. Daniel Reisner will offer proposals from the New Battlefields/Old Laws research project that suggest how rules may be used to limit and govern asymmetric conflicts between states and non-state entities. Moderator: Robert Siegel, host of National Public Radio's “All Things Considered” Panelists: Col. Daniel Reisner, ICT/IDC; former head, International Law Department, Israel Defense forces Greg Rose, University of Wollongong, Australia, Associate Professor, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention Renee de Nevers, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University 12:45-2:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address: James Ross, Legal & Policy Director, Human Rights Watch James Ross is Legal and Policy Director at Human Rights Watch, where he has worked since 2001. He has previously worked for Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) in their Holland headquarters, for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia, for the International Human Rights Law Group in Cambodia, and the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Implementing the Reforms: A Roundtable Discussion Moderator Tom E. Ricks and panelists Boaz Ganor, Mitchel Wallerstein, Ruth Wedgwood, and James Ross will evaluate the prospects and challenges in implementing reforms considering a broad range of perspectives, nations, and legal and policy cultures. Moderator: Tom E. Ricks, Washington Post's senior Pentagon correspondent; author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq Panelists: Boaz Ganor, Director, Institute for Counterterrorism, IDC Mitchel Wallerstein, Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; former Dep. Asst. Sec. US DOD (Nonproliferation) Ruth Wedgwood, Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Director of the International Law and Organization Program James Ross, Legal & Policy Director, Human Rights Watch 4:00-4:30 p.m. Summary 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks New Battlefields/Old Laws is made possible through the generous support of the Paul Greenberg Foundation.