Workshop on Necessity & Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law

United States Military Academy, West Point

From October 29th to 30th, the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare hosted its annual Fall workshop titled "Necessity and Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law." Participants discussed the ways in which the two fundamental legal principles of necessity and proportionality impact modern challenges associated with armed conflicts and international security. The workshop […]

Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats

University of Exeter

The Exeter Centre for International Law, in collaboration with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Lieber Institute, hosted a conference on "Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats" from 8-10 April 2019. The aim of the event was to explore the legal challenges presented by lawfare, […]

Seventh Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict

United States Military Academy, West Point

The annual Transatlantic Workshop brings together academic, military, and government experts to discuss current challenges in international humanitarian law. The 2019 workshop took place seventy years after the adoption of the Geneva Conventions. This provides an opportunity to engage in some big picture reflections on the development and implementation of the law of armed conflict. Day one focused on […]

Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) 2040 Workshop

United States Military Academy, West Point

As military commanders are tasked with solving the problems of multi-domain operations, a prospective look at whether the modern LOAC is sufficient to meet future needs is critical. This workshop brought together pre-eminent scholars and practitioners to discuss how socio-economic, political and technological changes may challenge the existing law of armed conflict.  LOAC 2040 Agenda

Subterranean Challenges in War and Peace

IDC Campus, Ha’universita 8 St., Herzliya, Israel

The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, The Harry Radzyner Law School, The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in cooperation with The Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare at West Point and the Modern War Institute at West Point held an international conference on Subterranean Challenges in War and Peace and the Inaugural Meeting of the […]

Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict

Harvard Law School

The Lieber Institute, in conjunction with Emory Law School and the Harvard National Security Journal, hosted a workshop on Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict and LOAC Lessons Learned in the Syrian Conflict.

Military Operations Course – Cancelled

United States Military Academy, West Point

This course has been cancelled due to Covid-19. The Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare will host its third annual U.S. Military Operations Course on June 3-5, 2020 at West Point, New York. The MILOPS Course is designed for those interested in learning the basics of military operations from active duty personnel. Topics discussed […]

Discussion on the Updated Commentary to the Third Geneva Convention

Professor Sean Watts, Co-Director of the Lieber Institute, will participate in this webinar event. This virtual event, co-hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, will involve a discussion of the ICRC's updated commentary to the Third Geneva Convention, […]

2020 Events

United States Military Academy, West Point

All on-site events have been cancelled through December 2020. Please check back soon for future events.  

The Future Character of War and the Law of Armed Conflict

We are excited to announce that on Thursday, 22 April, Army Futures Command and the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare will co-host a virtual event entitled, “The Future Character of Warfare and the Law of Armed Conflict.” The event grows out of an ongoing partnership between Army Futures Command and the Lieber Institute. […]

The Future of Proxy Warfare

Modern War Institute War Council The Modern War Institute at West Point and the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare are honored to host a multi-disciplinary panel on proxy warfare. The panel features: MWI fellow MAJ Alex Deep, who will discuss the operational and tactical implications of proxy actors on the battlefield; army strategist […]