Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell’s legal and policy analysis of the recent use of drones to kill Americans Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen was featured in PRI’s The World and reported by numerous news outlets, including the Washington Post, ABC, Reuters, MSNBC, the Inter Press Service, Huffington Post, Reuters, Financial Times, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, the Global Post, and others. Her original CNN article on this topic can be accessed here.
Professor O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute. She is the author of “The Power and Purpose of International Law” (Oxford University Press, 2011) and editor of “What is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11” (forthcoming Martinus Nijhof). Her primary research focuses on international legal regulation of the use of force and conflict and dispute resolution.