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Judge Baker's talk will cover military, intelligence, and legal dimensions of the Russo-Ukraine War (so far).

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Join Prof David V. Gioe (British Academy Global Professor at War Studies, KCL and KISG) and Judge Jamie Baker who will be discussing the lessons learnt from the war in Ukraine from an international legal perspective. Attendees are invited to join us in the Dockrill Room (K6.07) from 1.30pm for tea, coffee and refreshments before the event begins at 2pm in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29).


Jamie Baker is Director of the Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law as well as a Professor at the Syracuse College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He previously served as a Judge and Chief Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. As a career civil servant, Baker served as Legal Adviser and Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. He has also served as Counsel to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and Intelligence Oversight Board, an attorney in the U.S. Department of State, an aide to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and as a Marine Corps infantry officer. In addition to teaching at Syracuse, he has taught at Yale, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Washington University (St. Louis), and Georgetown. He is the author of numerous articles and three books: The Centaur’s Dilemma: National Security Law for the Coming AI Revolution (Brookings 2021); In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times (Cambridge 2007); and, with Michael Reisman, Regulating Covert Action (Yale 1992).