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December 7, 2017 Meeting- "Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Is it the end of the world as we know it or will we be just fine?" with Mr. Michael W. Meier, Special Assistant to the Army Judge Advocate General for Law of War Matters International and Operational Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General.

Time: 19:00 - 20:00  (Social: 17:30 - 18:45)

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Room: 5020 Hotung)

Social: Kelly's Irish Times (14 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001)

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About the Speaker: Mr. Meier currently serves as the senior civilian adviser to the Army Judge Advocate General on matters related to the Law of War. He advises on legal and policy issues involving the law of war, reviews proposed new weapons and weapons systems, serves as a member of the DoD Law of War Working Group, and provides assistance on detainee and Enemy Prisoner of War affairs. Mr. Meier previously served as an Attorney-Adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser for Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, from June 2009 until June 2016, providing advice on the application of the law of war to U.S. military operations; supporting U.S. diplomatic initiatives, including ongoing dialogue with the ICRC, the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations; and advising on international agreements and arms control agreements, such as the Ottawa Convention, Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, and the Arms Trade Treaty. Mr. Meier served almost 23 years as an Army Judge Advocate from 1986 until his retirement as a Colonel in August 2009 in a variety of positions including the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Carson, Colorado; Principal Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army South; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Hawaii; and as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Multi-National Division (N), Tuzla, Bosnia. He is a graduate of Drake University and Drake University Law School. He also holds an LL.M. from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School and an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College.


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