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Dickinson to speak at Duke on forthcoming book

October 02, 2008

Laura A. Dickinson, foundation professor of law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will speak about her forthcoming book, Outsourcing War and Peace, at a faculty workshop at Duke University School of Law on Monday, Oct. 6.

Dickinson is also the executive director of the College's planned Center for Transnational Public-Private Governance.

The book focuses on the increasing privatization of military functions, foreign aid, and diplomacy, the impact of such privatization on the efficacy of international human rights law, and the possibility that alternative mechanisms (such as contract, tort, and trust) could be used to help ensure accountability over private actors working abroad under government contracts.

Dickinson's work has focused on transitional justice, legal responses to terror, foreign affairs privatization, and the interrelationship between international and domestic law.

Judy Nichols,
(480) 727-7895
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law