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February 27, 2009

Professor Philip Bobbitt to discuss his book, Terror and Consent, March 2, 2009

Professor Philip Bobbitt of the University of Texas at Austin will discuss his latest book, Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century, on Monday, March 2, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. 

Bobbitt is a distinguished senior lecturer in the School of Law and a senior fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, which is hosting the presentation.

In the lead essay of The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Niall Ferguson called Bobbitt’s book “the most profound book to have been written on the subject of American foreign policy since the attacks of 9/11—indeed, since the end of the Cold War.” At almost 700 pages long, Terror and Consent is the seventh book that Bobbitt has published.

Bobbitt also holds the Herbert Wechsler Chair of Jurisprudence at the Columbia University Law School. As one of the nation’s leading constitutional theorists, his interests include not only constitutional law but also international security and the history of strategy. Bobbitt is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a life member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law engages the best minds in academia, government, and the private sector in developing practical solutions to the pressing problems of an increasingly globalized world. The Center was formed by a unique collaboration involving the School of Law, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas, and the LBJ Foundation.

Refreshments will be provided. Parking is available in the San Jacinto garage. Bobbitt will be available to sign copies of Terror and Consent following his presentation.  Books are available for sale before the event at the University Co-op East (2902 Medical Arts Street) across the street from the Law School.

Related links:

UT Law’s Philip C. Bobbitt

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

The New York Times Book Review features Professor Philip Bobbitt’s new book, Terror and Consent, in the April 13, 2008, issue

A Conversation with Philip Bobbitt [PDF]

Contact: Laura Jones, Strauss Center, 512-471-8327, or Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or