Conference Program

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Thursday, April 10th

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

Opening Comments
8:30 am

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

Panel I: Using Private Military Contractors: Issues of Accountability

8:45 am

  • Christopher H. Schroeder, Chair
    Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies, Duke University
  • Deborah Pearlstein
    Visiting Scholar, Princeton University and Past Director, Law and National Security Program at Human Rights First
  • Scott Horton
    Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Stephen Hedger
    Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Claire McCaskill (D MO)
  • Nadia Naviwala
    Legislative Aide, Office of Senator Jim Webb (D VA)

Panel II: FISA Reform

10:45 am

  • Robert M. Chesney, Chair
    Associate Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Lisa Graves
    Deputy Director, Center for National Security Studies
  • Suzanne Spaulding
    Principal, Bingham Consulting Group
  • The Honorable Benjamin A. Powell
    General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • James Baker
    Counsel for Intelligence Policy, National Security Division, Justice Department (2001-2007); Resident Fellow, Institute for Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2007)

Luncheon: “Shaping our Foreign Policy for the Continuing War on Terrorism”

12:45 pm

  • Bruce W. Jentleson
    Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University
  • Peter D. Feaver
    Alexander E. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University

Panel III: The War on Terrorism: Role of the International Community

2:15 pm

  • A. Mark Weisburd, Chair
    Martha M. Brandis Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Amos N. Guiora
    Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
  • Ron Atkey PC, QC
    Counsel on Security Intelligence, UWO Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada; Amicus Curiae to the Arar Commission; and first Chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (Canada)
  • The Honorable Nicholas Rostow
    University Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, The State University of New York; former Senior Policy Adviser to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • David Bickford
    Former Legal Director, MI 5/MI 6

Reception & Dinner: “Iraq: Acknowledging Past Errors and Future Challenges”

6:30 pm

  • His Excellency Samir Sumaida'ie
    Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States

Friday, April 11th

Continental Breakfast (Geneen Auditorium)
7:45 am

Panel IV: Prosecuting Terrorism Cases in our Federal Courts

8:45 am

  • Sara Sun Beale, Chair
    Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Norman Abrams
    Professor of Law Emeritus, UCLA School of Law
  • Michael E. Tigar
    Visiting Professor, Duke University School of Law
  • Karl Metzner
    Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, Office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • The Honorable David B. Sentelle
    Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Panel V: Extraordinary Rendition

10:45 am

  • Professor Scott L. Silliman, Chair
    Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University
  • John Radsan
    Associate Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Aziz Huq
    Deputy Director, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law
  • Michael F. Scheuer
    Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University
  • Mark Mazzetti
    Correspondent, The New York Times

Luncheon: “Domestic Security Considerations for 2009 and Beyond”

12:45 pm

  • Paul Rosenzweig
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Panel VI: The Role of the Lawyer in the War on Terrorism

2:15 pm

  • Kathryn W. Bradley, Chair
    Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke University School of Law
  • Major General Jack L. Rives, USAF
    The Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force
  • John T. Martinez
    Assistant General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
  • David J. Luban
    University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Patrick F. Philbin
    Partner, Kirkland & Ellis


4:00 pm