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UC-Berkeley: Applying the Law of War to 21st Century Warfare

March 1, 2022 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

On March 1, 2022, the Public Law and Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley hosted Col. Winston Williams for a discussion of the law and warfare in the 21st century.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 • 12:50 PM PST
LAW Room 105 • University of California-Berkeley

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Col. Winston Williams is a Colonel in the U.S. Army and an Associate Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Upon graduating from Florida A&M University in 1998 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Colonel Williams was commissioned as an Engineer officer and served as a platoon leader with the 44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea. He also served as an Executive Officer for D Company, 35th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After attending law school, Colonel Williams transitioned into the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2004. Since becoming a Judge Advocate, Colonel Williams has served in a number of legal positions including: Chief of Administrative Law, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg North Carolina; Trial Counsel for 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Tikrit, Iraq; Senior Trial Counsel, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Senior Operational Law Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Professor of International and Operational Law at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Chief of Administrative and Civil Law for 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Colonel Williams holds a LL.M in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

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