Duke’s Annual National Security Law Conference: Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16

* “National Security Challenges and the Obama Administration” – Duke University, Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16

Most of you probably already know about Scott Silliman’s annual national security conference at Duke. It’s always a terrific event, and this year promises to be terrific! Details are in the attached documents, and the agenda appears below:

Thursday, April 15th

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Geneen Auditorium)

8:30 am Opening Comments

Scott L. Silliman

Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director,

Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Duke University

8:45 am Panel I: Dealing with Radicalization

Chair: David H. Schanzer

Associate Professor of the Practice for Public Policy

Sanford School of Public Policy

Duke University; and

Director, Triangle Center of Terrorism and Homeland Security

Speakers: Daniel Kimmage

Independent Consultant and

Senior Fellow

Homeland Security Policy Institute

Charles Kurzman

Professor of Sociology

University of North Carolina


Thursday, April 15th (cont’d)

Robert Leiken

Director, Immigration and National Security Program

The Nixon Center

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Panel II: Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare

Chair: Spike Bowman

Distinguished Fellow

Center for National Security Law

University of Virginia

Speakers: Kim Taipale

Founder and Executive Director

Center for Advanced Students in Science

and Technology Policy

Paul Rosenzweig

Red Branch Consulting PLLC

Bradford Bleier

Supervisory Special Agent

Cyber Division

Federal Bureau of Investigation

12:30 pm Break

12:45 pm Luncheon (R. David Thomas Center)

Speaker: The Honorable Jeh Johnson

General Counsel

U.S. Department of Defense

2:15 pm Panel III: Prosecuting Alleged Terrorists in Federal District Courts

and Military Commissions

Chair: Professor Scott L. Silliman

Speakers: Deborah Pearlstein

Visiting Scholar, Program in Law and Public Affairs

Princeton University

Mary V. Perry

Office of the General Counsel

U.S. Department of Defense


Thursday, April 15th (cont’d)

Michael F. Noone, Jr.

Research Professor

Columbus School of Law

The Catholic University of America

4:00 pm Break

6:30 pm Reception (R. David Thomas Center)

7:00 pm Dinner (R. David Thomas Center)

Speaker: His Excellency Aziz Mekouar

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco

to the United States

Friday, April 16th

8:00 am Continental Breakfast (Geneen Auditorium)

8:45 am Panel IV: Terrorism and the Use of Force

Chair: Noah Weisbord

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Duke University

Speakers: Michael J. Glennon

Professor of International Law

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Tufts University

Payam Akhavan

Associate Professor of Law

McGill University Faculty of Law

William C. Banks

Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor of Law

Syracuse University

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Panel V: Terrorism and International Human Rights

Chair: Laurence R. Helfer

Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law

Duke University


Friday, April 16th (cont’d)

Speakers: Douglass Cassel

Professor of Law and

Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights

University of Notre Dame

Vijay Padmanabhan

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Cardozo School of Law

Yeshiva University

Edward J. Flynn

Senior Human Rights Officer

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

United Nations

12:30 pm Break

12:45 pm Luncheon (R. David Thomas Center)

Speaker: The Honorable Robert S. Litt

General Counsel

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

2:15 pm Panel VI: Environmental Changes and National Security

Chair: Ryke Longest

Senior Lecturing Fellow and Director of the

Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

Duke University

Speakers: Stephen Dycus

Professor of Law

Vermont Law School

John S. Applegate

Professor of Law

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Colonel Thomas F. Zimmerman, USAF

Chief, Environmental Law and Litigation Division

Office of The Judge Advocate General

United States Air Force

4:00 pm Adjourn

2010springconferenceprogram as of 3-22-10_4 pages_.pdf

Dear Colleague letter for 2010.pdf

2010_Regular Registration Form.doc


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