Sending Office: Honorable Juan Vargas
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Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
10:30 am – 11:30 am
2255 Rayburn House Office Building

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John B. Bellinger III
Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Law and National Security Law
Council on Foreign Relations

As the nation debates U.S. involvement in Yemen and Syria, among other nations, please join the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association and the Council on Foreign Relations for a discussion regarding the existing Authorization for the Use of Military
Force (AUMF) and efforts to craft a new AUMF. 

Speaker Bio:

John B. Bellinger III is adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC, where he advises sovereign governments and
companies on a variety of international law and U.S. national security law issues. Bellinger is one of four U.S. members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

From 2005 to 2009, Bellinger was the legal advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He led the U.S. delegation in numerous treaty negotiations and represented the United States before the
International Court of Justice in Mexico v. United States of America (Medellin) and before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Bellinger served from 2001 to 2005 as senior associate counsel to the president and legal advisor to the National Security Council
(NSC), where he was the principal lawyer for the national security advisor, the NSC, and the NSC staff. He previously served as counsel for national security in the criminal division of the Justice Department, as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee
on Intelligence, and as special assistant to Director of Central Intelligence.

FACSA is an officially recognized, bipartisan and bicameral organization tasked with providing networking opportunities, career guidance, briefings on key topics and other engagements for staffers to learn and grow as foreign policy professionals.


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