This is always a wonderful event, not to be missed:
You are cordially invited to attend the 20th Annual conference sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security to take place here at Duke Law School on Friday, February 28th and Saturday morning, March 1st. The theme of this year’s conference is “LAWshaping in National Security, the Past, the Progress, the Path Ahead.”
We will address a wide variety of subjects including surveillance, cyberwar, drones, the role of the courts in national security issues, sexual assault in the armed forces, presidential power and national security, developments in international humanitarian law (law of armed conflict), ethical issues in national security law and much more. We have a superstar collection of expert speakers and panelists, including four Federal judges, the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, the Deputy Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Security, the President of the American Bar Association, active duty military lawyers, as well as experts from Human Rights Watch and a variety of law schools.
The conference agenda, registration information, and other materials are found here:
The conference reception and dinner on Friday evening, February 28th will be at the beautiful Washington Duke Inn. The guest speaker will be Mr. Stephen W. Preston, formerly the General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, and currently the General Counsel of the Department of Defense. You can imagine how interesting his talk is going to be! This is really an event not to missed!
An added bonus to this year’s event is a pre-conference panel (co-sponsored with the Women’s Law Student Association) at 12:15 on Thursday, February 27th addressing Opportunities for Women in National Security Law. Yes, the focus is on women, but I guarantee it will be of interest to both genders.
Everyonemust register to attend, so please sign up now!(If you prefer, a mailable/faxable hard copy registration form is attached.) Please register early as the conference fills up very rapidly!!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.
Hope to see you at the conference!!!
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
Major General, USAF (Ret.)
Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
and Professor of the Practice of Law
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0358