Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs

Monday, March 21, 2011 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3037Duke Law Events

Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms do violence or create harm? This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. Join Laura Dickinson, author of Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs, for a discussion on her recent book. A book sale and signing will follow immediately after the lecture in the third floor loggia. Lunch provided; first come, first served. For more information, contact Erin Daniel at daniel@law.duke.edu.

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