National Security since 9/11: New Norms for a New Decade?

April 14, 2011Duke Law News

LENS Conference
April 14-15, 2011

Sponsored by the Duke Law Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and the Duke Law Program in Public Law, with generous support from Duke University's Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs, and the Terry Sanford School of Public Policy

All panel sessions held in Geneen and McClendon Auditoriums in the Fuqua School of Business; all meals served in the R. David Thomas Center

The years since 9/11 have produced remarkable developments in national security law and policy. These developments are ongoing, and in their evolution novel issues continue to arise. These issues, which include indefinite detention of terrorists, information security, armed drones, airport security, and the protection of privacy in the cyber era all illustrate the tensions between the needs of security in an era of asymmetrical threats and the preservation of civil liberties and other interests in a democratic society. Additionally, dealing with these threats raises new and complicated challenges with respect to civil-military relations.

Using a format of six panels and three meal speakers, our conference examines these issues and a number of other security issues of the new decade. To do this, we have assembled a prestigious group of scholars, policymakers and commentators who take an interdisciplinary approach to all these issues from both a legal and a policy perspective.

National Security since 9/11: New Norms for a New Decade?

Thursday, April 14

Opening Comments and Panel I: Indefinite Detention of Terrorists

Scott L. Silliman
Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University Law School

Robert Chesney, Chair
Charles I. Francis Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law

Benjamin Wittes
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institute

Trevor W. Morrison
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Michael Gottlieb
Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435, Afghanistan

Panel II: Information Security in a Transparent World

Suzanne Spaulding, Chair
Principal, Bingham Consulting Group, Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen LLP

Walter Pincus
Reporter, The Washington Post

John MacGaffin
Senior Advisor to the Director of National Counterintelligence, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Joel Brenner
Of Counsel, Cooley LLP

Keynote Address

Dr. Akram F. Khater
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History, North Carolina State University

Panel III: Protecting Civil Liberties in a Cyber Age

Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Chair
Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law and Associate Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University Law School

Jeffrey F. Addicott
Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law

Ginger McCall
Staff Counsel and Assistant Director, Open Government Project, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Patrick Reynolds
Deputy General Counsel, National Security Agency

Keynote Address

Brian M. Jenkins
Senior Adviser, RAND Corporation

Friday, April 15

Panel IV: Airport Security

Scott L. Silliman, Chair
Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University Law School

Paul Rosenzweig
Principal, Red Branch Consulting

Jim Harper
Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Kenneth S. Kasprisin
Area Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration

Panel V: Wisdom and Legality: Armed Drones Over Pakistan and Yemen

A. John Radsan, Chair
Professor of Law and Director, National Security Forum, William Mitchell College of Law

William C. Banks
Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor of Law, Syracuse University Law School

Hina Shamsi
Director, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union

David Glazier
Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

Keynote Address

Dr. John A. Nagl
President, Center for a New American Security

Panel VI: Civil-Military Relations

Richard H. Kohn, Chair
Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Diane H. Mazur
Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Colonel Matthew Moten, USA
Professor and Deputy Head, Department of History, United States Military Academy

Peter D. Feaver
Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University and Director, Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS)

Conference website