Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law


Defense One – The US Is Drifting Toward War With a NATO Ally – 14 February 2018

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/02/us-drifting-toward-war-nato-ally/145979/ Putin’s unchecked courtship of Erdoğan increases the risks associated with any military response to Assad’s war crimes, continued Turkish aggression, or Iranian entrenchment in Syria. The U.S. and NATO should take Turkey to task for any actions that are detrimental to NATO’s mutual defense goals.  Concurrently, Turkey must be…


Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law 2018 Summer Internship Program – 7 February 2018

The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) at the University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the Center’s 2018 Summer Internship Program. CERL is a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in twenty-first century warfare and national security. CERL…


CERL – Turkey’s Eastern Pivot: A Challenge for NATO and a Threat to US National Security – 22 January 2018

https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/files/7539-turkey-nato-1192018 CERL is pleased to present its most recent briefing paper, “Turkey’s Eastern Pivot: A Challenge for NATO and a Threat to US National Security”. This latest effort further develops CERL’s work discussing threats to democratic governance in light of Russia’s attempts to interfere with elections in democratic nations around…



CERL – North Korea: Bargaining in the Shadow of Armed Conflict – 11 October 2017

https://www.law.upenn.edu/newsevents/calendar.php#!event_id/55177/view/event October 11, 2017 North Korea: Bargaining in the Shadow of Armed Conflict Time: 1:00pm – 6:30pm Location: Perry World House Event Website https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/cerl/conferences/shadowofarmedconflict/ Please RSVP below. https://www.law.upenn.edu/newsevents/calendar.php#!event_id/55177/view/event This program has been approved for 4.5 CLE ethics credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as…



CERL – Journalistic Ethics and the National Security State: Transparency and the Rule of Law in Democratic Societies – 9-11 November 2017

https://www.law.upenn.edu/newsevents/calendar.php#!event_id/54742/view/event Democratic governance depends on an engaged and educated public, to which transparency and access to accurate information are essential. At the same time, effective national security has always relied on secrecy and the ability control sensitive information. Journalists and the public at large all understand that there is a…



CERL Announces Search for an Executive Director

CERL Executive Director Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. The School offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law…