Event Details

Location: Boynton Beach, FL

This registration site is closed and registration is no longer available.  For event questions, please contact Chas Hunt at clh38@cornell.edu.

Two viewpoints on warfare: In the air and on the ground

Defense spending is a major component of most nation’s budgets and economies.  On February 21, we invite you to join us for expert presentations by two faculty members from Cornell’s Department of Government, Professor Sarah Kreps and Professor Gustavo A. Flores-Macías.

by Sarah Kreps
Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law

Dr. Kreps is the author of four books, two of them on drones, Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Drone Warfare (Polity Press, 2014; with John Kaag). Drone programs span decades and countries, with complex ethical, political and legal implications. Learn about this multidimensional technology and its impact on our lives, society and the world stage.

Militarization of Policing in Latin America
by Gustavo A. Flores-Macías
Associate Professor of Government

Professor Flores-Macías is an expert on a variety of topics related to political and economic development. Recently published in The Washington Post, this is an opportunity to hear more about his research firsthand and further engage in this timely topic. Learn about the militarization of law enforcement and evidence of its potential, and likelihood, to increase violence rather than lessen it.

Read the article: Mexico’s new president wants a new National Guard to address violent crime. Will it work?

When:  6:30 PM, Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Three course dinner will be served starting at 7 PM.   The presentations will immediately follow dinner.

What’s for Dinner?:  Dinner includes choice from 3 appetizers, 4 entrees, 3 desserts, plus coffee and tea.  Cash bar.

1730 North Federal Highway
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Cost:  $60 per person Early Bird through February 14, 2019
$70 per person February 15, 2019 through February 19, 2019

For event questions, please contact Chas Hunt at clh38@cornell.edu.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.