nationalsecuritylaw last call for 22nd National Security Law Institute at UVA in June

April 10, 2014

Longtime members of this listserv know that I have long supported this wonderful annual event. It’s a unique opportunity to meet fantastic people that share your interest in national security law and to dive deep into a broad array of topics. My understanding is that there are a few spots left, but the deadline to apply runs out on April 18. More details from our friends at the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia:

22ND NATIONAL SECURITY LAW INSTITUTE APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 18

The Center for National Security Law has announced that the deadline for applying to attend the 22nd annual National Security Law Institute has been extended until April 18. The Institute will be held at the University of Virginia School of Law between June 1 and June 13, and will feature presentations by some of the leading authorities in the nation on various aspects of national security law. The Institute is open to professors of law and related disciplines and to government practitioners whose responsibilities include national security legal issues. Foreign scholars and government attorneys are eligible to apply, and over the decades participants from six continents have taken part in the program.

As the Institute Program reveals, in addition to presentations by Institute regulars like former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Chief Judge James A. "Jamie" Baker, and former FBI National Security Law Senior Counsel M.E. "Spike" Bowman, new presentations will be made by former Chief Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review Morris S. Arnold and Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security Suzanne Spaulding. The directors of the UVA Center for National Security Law; Duke Law School Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security; and Georgetown Law Center Center for National Security and Law; will each make multiple presentations. The Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the General Counsel for National Security in the Canadian Department of Defence, are also scheduled to address the Institute.

Further information about the Institute can be found here.


nationalsecuritylaw NSA conference at UT this week: “The National Security Agency at the Crossroads,” April 3-4

April 2, 2014
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The National Security Agency at the Crossroads

Thursday & Friday, April 3-4, 2014

Interested in the legal, policy, and technological environments in which the NSA operates but not going to be in Austin, Texas this week to attend "The National Security Agency at the Crossroads" conference? The Strauss Center and Clements Center are thrilled to announce that we will be live streaming all public sessions of this conference. More information on how to access the live stream can be found by clicking here. The IP address will begin streaming the conference at 8:50am this Thursday, April 4th.

Below is the final agenda and list of speakers for this week’s conference. More information is available on the conference webpage. We hope you’ll tune in!

AGENDA

Wednesday April 2 [invitation only]

7:00-8:30 Preconference Reception and Dinner [invitation only]
8:30-9:30 Evening Address [invitation only]
Speaker: Chris Inglis (NSA Deputy Director, 2006-Jan. 2014)

Thursday April 3

8:30-8:50 Conference Check-in
8:50-9:00 Welcome Remarks
Speaker: Bobby Chesney (UT)
9:00-9:45 Opening Address
Speaker: Admiral Bobby R. Inman (USN, Ret.; NSA Director, 1977-1981)
9:45-10:45 Session 1: The Role of Media
Moderator: Benjamin Wittes (Brookings Institution)
Participants: Siobhan Gorman (Wall Street Journal)
Shane Harris (Foreign Policy)
Ellen Nakashima (Washington Post)
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Session 2: NSA in Historical and Diplomatic Perspective
Moderator: Jeremi Suri (UT)
Participants: Susan Landau (Author, Surveillance or Security?)
Kristen Silverberg (Former U.S. Ambassador to the EU)
James Simon (Former Assistant DCI for Administration)
12:15-1:30 Lunchtime Address
Speaker: Bruce Schneier (Berkman Center, Harvard Law School)

1:45-2:45 Session 3: The 21st Century Fourth Amendment
Moderator: Ahmed Ghappour (UT)
Participants: Hanni Fakhoury (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Benjamin Powell (Fmr. General Counsel, Office of the DNI)
2:45-3:45 Session 4: The Metadata Debate
Moderator: Bobby Chesney (UT)
Participants: Steven Bradbury (Fmr. Acting Asst. AG, Office of Legal Counsel)
Jennifer Daskal (American University)
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Session 5: The Content Collection Controversy
Moderator: Bobby Chesney (UT)
Participants: Timothy Edgar (Brown University)
Jennifer Granick (Stanford University)

7:00-9:00 Dinner, Featuring a Conversation with NSA General Counsel Raj De [invitation only]

Friday April 4
All sessions to be held in Classroom 203 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

8:30-9:00 Check-in
9:00-10:00 Session 6: A Roundtable Discussion on the Compliance Program and Oversight Framework
Moderator: Ahmed Ghappour (UT)
Speakers: John DeLong (NSA, Director of Compliance)
Alexander Joel (Civil Liberties Protection Officer, Office of the DNI)
Margo Schlanger (University of Michigan)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Session 7: The Prospects for Reform
Moderator: Bobby Chesney (UT)
Participants: Carrie Cordero (Georgetown)

Julian Sanchez (Cato)

MORE INFORMATION
For more details visit the conference jessica.mahoney or (512) 471-8327.

ABOUT THE HOSTS
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin was founded to fulfill the legacy of its remarkable namesake by bridging the divides between academia, government, and the private sector and by integrating an array of disciplines, including law, history, political science, technology, and economics. It does so in service of its mission to develop non-partisan, policy-relevant insights and solutions for the most pressing international security challenges of the 21st century.

The William P. Clements Jr. Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to bring the insights of the past to national security policy through teaching and research at the intersection of history, strategy, and statecraft. It is a non-partisan center whose primary focus is on the uses of history by national security leaders and scholars, and its larger hope is to produce insights and habits that can help other leaders in the private sector, and help strengthen citizenship more broadly. It is committed to policy-relevant scholarship that addresses the most important strategic issues facing our nation today and in the coming decades. The Clements Center will honor the legacy of its namesake and bequeath it to the next generation of leaders.

This conference is part of the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint initiative of the Clements and Strauss Centers that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Government’s Intelligence Community and similar institutions in service of other states—and, in some instances, in service of no state at all.

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nationalsecuritylaw Joint AG/DNI statement on renewal of FISC metadata collection order

March 28, 2014

nationalsecuritylaw GTMO detainee transferred to Algeria

March 13, 2014

This leaves 154 detainees at GTMO. From DOD’s press release:

Detainee Transfer Announced

03/13/2014 08:05 AM CDT


nationalsecuritylaw Call for Participants: The 7th Annual National Security Law Workshop

February 25, 2014

Dear friends,

I’m very happy to announce the call for proposals and attendees for the 7th Annual National Security Law Workshop, which will take place on May 15th and 16th this spring. Geoff Corn and I are co-hosting once more, and as in the past the event is co-sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross, South Texas College of Law, and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at UT.

We are happy to announce that this year’s event will take place in the conference space at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia. I’m copying all the details below, and in the attached document. Please pass this along to anyone who you think might be interested. The deadline for applications is March 15th.

ANNOUNCING THE 7th ANNUAL

NATIONAL SECURITY LAW WORKSHOP

Co-hosted by:

Professor Geoff Corn

Professor Bobby Chesney

Sponsored by:

The International Committee of the Red Cross

The South Texas College of Law

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas—Austin

May 15-16, 2014

Location: The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA

2014 NSL Workshop Final.docx


nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: “NSA, Security, Privacy & Intelligence: Feb. 24 Symposium in D.C.”

February 15, 2014
The NSA, Security, Privacy, and Intelligence

A Federalist Society Symposium

Sponsored by the International & National Security Law Practice Group
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The Federalist Society
1015 18th Street, NW
Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036
202-822-8138
The Federalist Society’s International & National Security Law Practice Group cordially invites you to a Symposium on

The NSA, Security, Privacy, and Intelligence

In the 12 years since 9/11, as the national security threat matrix has become increasingly complex, technological advances have expanded intelligence gathering capabilities significantly. Recently, public concern about government monitoring of individuals has come to the forefront of the discussion. To address the intersection of security, privacy, and intelligence, the President has proposed several reforms, and is studying others in consultation with Congress. This Symposium will analyze and offer observations on those proposals.

Please put the date on your calendar and plan to attend.

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014

Location

Jones Day LLP
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Time

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – Registration begins

10:50 p.m. – Presentation begins

Panel I: Foreign Intelligence Collection and the FISA Court

Luncheon featuring: Hon. Michael Chertoff

Panel II: The NSA Telephone Metadata Program

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Mr. Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP, and former head of the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Harley Geiger, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director, Freedom, Security and Surveillance Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute
  • Professor Peter S. Margulies, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Professor Nathan A. Sales, George Mason University School of Law
  • Mr. Julian Sánchez, Research Fellow, The Cato Institute
  • Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Chairman, International & National Security Law Practice Group, The Federalist Society
  • The Honorable Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    former U.S. Homeland Security Advisor
    former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for National Security
  • Mr. Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution

There is no charge to attend this event.

For updates and further information, visit fed-soc.org

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nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: Loyola Symposium, “National Security Law, Policy, and Practice” (Chicago, Feb. 7, 2014)

January 22, 2014

Please see the attached announcement!

Loyola Symposium.pdf


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