David Luban

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David Luban (@DavidLuban) is University Professor in Law and Philosophy at Georgetown University Law Center. He has written widely on just war theory, international criminal law, legal and military ethics, the U.S. torture debate, and legal philosophy. Luban’s most recent books are Torture, Power, and Law (Cambridge 2013) and Legal Ethics and Human Dignity (Cambridge 2007), as well as textbooks on international criminal law and legal ethics.

Luban has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center, and received awards from the American Bar Foundation and the New York Bar Association for distinguished scholarship. In 2011 he was a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and in 2013-14 he is serving as Distinguished Visitor at the Stockdale Center for Ethics, U.S. Naval Academy.

Areas of Expertise: Just War Theory, International Criminal Law, Legal and Military Ethics, Torture

Selected Media Appearances
Did Justice Department Lawyers Violate Ethics? – NPR (All Things Considered)
Judges and Conflicts of Interest – NPR (All Things Considered)
The Debate Over TortureNPR (Talk of the Nation)

Ex-FBI agent critical of CIA interrogationsNBC News
Torture, American-Style – The Washington Post

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