upcoming events: GTMO panel; data privacy conference

* Upcoming Events

* Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas: “The Post-Guantanamo Era: A Dialogue on the Law and Policy of Detention and Counterterrorism” (TOMORROW)

A Panel Discussion with John Bellinger, Benjamin Wittes, and Steven Vladeck, moderated by Bobby Chesney
January 28, 2009 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Eidman Courtroom, Connally Center for Justice

Details here: http://www.robertstrausscenter.org/events/view/74

What does the future hold for Guantanamo?  The Obama administration faces many challenges, but few that are more complicated and politically-freighted than the task of reforming the government’s approach to military detention in general and the Guantanamo detainees in particular.   The Strauss Center has arranged for a panel of distinguished experts to discuss these questions: John Bellinger, who served as Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State and to the National Security Council during the Bush Administration; Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institute, author of the book “Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in Age of Terror,” and Steven Vladeck, professor of law at American University and co-author of a brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Guantanamo detainee Salim Hamdan.  Professor Bobby Chesney, a Strauss Center fellow and visiting professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, will lead the guests in a moderated discussion of the legal and policy issues raised by Guantanamo.  Time will be reserved to ensure the audience has an opportunity to join the conversation as well.

The panel will speak from 5:30 to 7:00 in the Eidman Courtroom at the School of Law.  There will be a reception in the adjoining atrium after the event, from 7:00 until 7:30.  All are welcome.

* Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security: “Protecting National Security and Privacy”  (TODAY)

TODAY: January 27, 2009 – Rhodes Conference Room – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy


In celebration of Data Privacy Day 2009, The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, along with Intel Corporation, will be hosting a Panel Discussion on The Future of Privacy and National Security. Participants include leading experts from the United States Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State, the European Commission, the Council of European Union, and privacy experts from the private sector and academia. The focus of the discussion will be on the principles of privacy protection related to the international transfer of personal data for national security or law enforcement purposes.  The event is open to the public and will be held in Rhodes Conference Room at the Sanford Institute for Public Policy, Duke University

Panelists (for complete bios see below):

  • Daniel W. Caprio – President & CEO, DC Strategies, LLC
  • Leonardo Cervera Navas – Internal Market and Services Policy Officer and Legal Adviser in EU Policy and International,  European Commission
  • John Kropf –  Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Kenneth R. Propp –  Office of Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
  • Kenneth P. Mortensen – Former Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, United States Department of Justice
  • Gregory T. Nojeim – Senior Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • David Schanzer – Director, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Guy Stessens – Administrator, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
  • Cecilia Verkleij – Head of Sector – DG Justice Freedom and Security, European Commission

This event is free and open to the public.  Parking will be available in the Public Policy Parking lot.

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