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Lt. Gen. Pede, JAG of the US Army, to keynote Global Leaders Lecture
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | February 13, 2018


Emory Law welcomes Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede, Judge Advocate General of the United States Army, as speaker for its second annual Global Leaders Lecture.  Lt. General Pede’s talk is entitled, “The Role of Judge Advocates & Legal Advisors in Operations: The Legitimacy Imperative.”  The event, hosted by the International Humanitarian Law Clinic, will be held in Tull Auditorium in Gambrell Hall, located at 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta on Monday, February 26, at 12:30 p.m., with lunch available at 12:00 p.m. RSVP at bit.ly/2018global leaders.

Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede is a military lawyer who currently serves as the 40th Judge Advocate General of the United States Army. He is the senior uniformed lawyer in the Army, leading over 10,000 attorneys, paralegals, and legal administrators. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General on July 26, 2017. Lieutenant General Pede graduated from the University of Virginia and received a commission through ROTC. He then attended the University of Virginia Law School. He attended the Judge Advocate Officer Basic and Graduate Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  As a judge advocate, Lieutenant General Pede has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Mogadishu, Somalia.

Emory’s International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Clinic works directly with international tribunals, militaries, non-government organizations, and other entities to enhance protections during wartime and ensure accountability for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. Students in the IHL Clinic work on the front lines—researching ways to hold perpetrators accountable, working on detainee cases and other issues in the “war on terror,” and partnering with the US military on strategies for enhanced education and training in the law of armed conflict.