Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Founded in 1993, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security promotes education and discussion of the complex and diverse issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of counterterrorism operations at home and abroad, the role of the respective branches of government in security matters, the international law of armed conflict, the impact of security issues on international business endeavors, and the ethical issues of the practice of national security law.


Upcoming Events

  • Apr 13: Professor Dunlap will participate as a panelist at the "TISS at Sixty: Teaching Intelligence and Security Studies" conference in Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Feb 19: Professor Dunlap will make a presentation to the Daughters of the American Revolution in Raleigh, NC.

  • Feb 21: LENS will host a panel on "Opportunities in National Security Law" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 3037. This event will be open to the public. 

  • Feb 22-23:  LENS Annual Conference

  • Apr 4: Prof Dunlap will participate on a panel addressing "Developing International Norms for Autonomous System Governance" at Penn State University, States College, PA

  • Apr 8-10: Prof Dunlap will speak at the "Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats" at the University of Exter, UK

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Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
Box 90358
Durham, North Carolina, 27708-0358

For more information, contact Victoria Zellefrow, at 919-613-8545

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