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

  • May 23: Professor Dunlap will participate on a “Military and Politics” panel at a conference entitled “Command Climate: Civil-Military Relations in Policy, Politics, and Public” hosted by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Wash., DC.

  • June 9: Professor Dunlap will teach classes on "Lawfare" and on "Civil-Military Relations" at the 25th National Security Law Institute at the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

  • June 28: Professor Dunlap will attend the Center for a New American Security Annual Conference, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC. 

  • July 19-22: Professor Dunlap will attend the Aspen Security Forum, Aspen, CO.

  • August 10: Professor Dunlap will participate on a panel entitled “GTMO: What Next?”, co-sponsored by the New York City Bar's Military Affairs Committee and the ABA's Standing Committee on Law and National Security. The panel will take place from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the Madison Room, 2nd floor, Hilton Midtown, NY, NY.

  • September 5: Professor Dunlap will give the keynote speech to the German Army Flag Officer Exercise 2017 in Szczecin, Poland.

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Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
Duke University School of Law
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