39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.
The William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture: Lasting Post: Love, Law and Laureates: The Forgotten Legacies of WWI
James E. Baker, Chief Justice of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Judge James E. Baker will explore legacies of the First World War including the war's influence on letters, law, remembrance and the concept of service. Judge Baker currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which is an appellate body composed of five civilian judges that handles cases arising under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Judge Baker attended Yale University, served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer and graduated from Yale Law School in 1990. He was a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and went on to serve in a variety of important civil service capacities including appointments to the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, the Council to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory and Intelligence Oversight Boards, and as Special Assistant to the President and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council. He is the author of In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times (a text widely used in the study of the subject) and, with Michael Reisman, Regulating Covert Action. Judge Baker is the recipient of the 1999 Colonel Nelson Drew Memorial Award (the NSC's highest honor) and the Director of Central Intelligence's Director's Award. He is also the great-grandson of John Henry Twachtman and a grand-nephew of WWI veteran J. Alden Twachtman, both members of the Cos Cob art colony. Wednesday, November 5, 2014; 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 Admission is free, but reservations are strongly suggested.