Are international norms about the recourse to war changing?  Has the world entered a new era in which preventive war—striking at potential threats rather than defending against imminent danger—is not only acceptable but increasingly preferred by policymakers in an environment rife with qualitatively new threats to the state and national security? This presentation will examine the concept of preventive war, its evolution as a tool of statecraft since the end of Cold War, and possible means of averting a coming age of uncontrolled preventive war.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Project on Managing the Atom.