Drones and the Obama Administration

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  6:15pm Pulitzer Hall (formerly Journalism Hall), Room 301

Steve Coll, Dean of the Columbia Journalism School and reporter for the The New Yorker, will deliver a talk on the Obama administration's use of drones. Coll will be in discussion with Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia, and Philip G. Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University. Alston served as the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions from 2004 to 2010. His 2010 report on targeted killings led by CIA drones was a defining critical document against the use of drones in warfare.

The talk will be chaired by Mark Mazower, Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

The event is open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.


  • Manan Ahmed

    Assistant Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Philip G. Alston

    John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law

    New York University

  • Steve Coll

    Dean & Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism

    Columbia University

  • Mark Mazower

    Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies

    Department of History
    Columbia University


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