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Annual LENS Conference, Cyber, Security and Surveillance: Truth & Consequences

Annual LENS Conference
Cyber, Security and Surveillance: Truth & Consequences

February 24-25, 2017

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Upcoming Events

  • 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.

  • October 6-7:  Professor Dunlap will participate in a panel discussion of Just War Theory at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Past Events: 2016

  • November 14-15: The ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security will hold its 26th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference

  • November 8: Professor Dunlap will participate on a panel sponsored by Duke University’s Army ROTC Detachment as part of an Officer Professional Development (OPD) session.

  • November 3: Professor Dunlap will give a presentation on “Lawfare” to the National Defense University’s Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS) class in Norfolk, VA.

  • November 4:  Professor Dunlap will participate in the North Carolina Journal of International Law symposium, entitled “"Cyberwarfare and International Law” at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC

  • November 1:  Duke’s Center for International & Global Studies will host ADM James Stavridis, the former commander of NATO, for a lecture at 6:00 pm at the Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium entitled "The Future of NATO as a Force for Global Stability: post-Turkish Coup & post-Brexit.”  More information can  be found here.

  • October 26: Ms. Paula Kocher of the General Counsel’s Office for the Centers for Disease Control will be giving a guest lecture to the National Security Law class from 6 pm to 7:50 pm in Room 4000 at the Law School. Seats are available for other interested students and faculty.  Please send an email to Professor Dunlap at dunlap@law.duke.edu if you would like to attend.

  • October 25: Duke’s American Grand Strategy Program will be hosting veteran political strategists Karl Rove and Jim Messina for a discussion on the presidential election on Tuesday, October 25th at 5:00pm in Page Auditorium.  Tickets are required for this event, and information can  be found here.

  • October 7: Professor Dunlap addresses the Jewish Community Center’s Men’s Group on current issues of national security law.

  • October 6: Professor Dunlap will be a judge for final round of the 2016 intramural Jessup Cup

  • September 30: Professor Dunlap will moderate a discussion of "Careers in Service: the State Department & the White House" with two Duke Law grads, Ambassador-at-Large, Susan Coppedge, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Dept. of State, and Amy Pope, Deputy Homeland Security Advisot and Deputy Assistant to the President at the National Security Council. The event will take place in Room 4047 at 12:30 pm. This is part of the Careers in Government & Public Service Speaker Series.

  • September 28: Professor Dunlap will participate on panel entitled “Brave New World: Balancing Civil Liberties and National Security in the Twenty-First Century” at the 2016 Inter-Court conference at Asheville, NC, which will be hosted by the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the National Center for State Courts, and the Federal Judicial Center.

  • September 21: Professor Dunlap will host a luncheon at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. for Duke in DC participants

  • September 21: Professor Dunlap will attend the annual Board Dinner for the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC.

  • September 15: Professor Dunlap was a panelist for a lunchtime talk with Doug Bandow (Cato Institute). He discussed American foreign policy and military intervention. This event was hosted by Duke's Federalist Society chapter.

  • September 8: Professor Dunlap will chair a panel on “Economic Targets” at the United States Strategic Command Advanced Operations Law Conference in Omaha, NE.

  • August 10: Professor Dunlap will participate in the Fugh Symposium as the moderator of the panel entitled "Hybrid Conflict: A Game Changer?," as well as a member of the "Hearts, Minds, and Modems" panel.  The symposium will take place at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General School on the campus of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA..

  • August 1: Professor Dunlap will deliver a lecture on military ethics to the UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program

  • June 21: Professor Dunlap was the keynote speaker for the “Ethics Under Fire” conference at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, AUS.

  • June 20: Professor Dunlap spoke about drones to the Royal Australian Air Force's Air Power Development Centre, and about “lawfare” to the Australian Defense Force Legal Services, Canberra, AUS.

  • June 10: Professor Dunlap taught classes on "Lawfare" and on "Civil-Military Relations" at the 24th National Security Law Institute at the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

  • June 4: Professor Dunlap was honored by his high school with his induction into the Salesianum Hall of Fame in Wilmington, DE.

  • May 13: Professor Dunlap (Maj Gen. USAF (Ret.)) presided over the commissioning ceremony for Air Force ROTC cadets at 8:30 am in the Duke University Chapel.

  • May 15: Professor Dunlap served as the Law Faculty Marshal at the Duke University Commencement.

  • April 26-28: Professor Dunlap participated in the EUCOM-SHAPE International Legal Conference, in Warsaw, Poland.

  • April 22: Professor Dunlap spoke on civil-military relations at the McCain Conference at the  U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

  • April 6: Professor H. Jefferson Powell gave a reading and discuss his latest book, Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War. Powell's book focuses on the legal debate surrounding drone strikes, From a position of deep practical expertise in constitutional issues, Prof. Powell provides a dispassionate and balanced analysis of the issues posed by U.S. targeted killing policy. Professor Joseph Blocher and Professor Charles Dunlap, Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, discussed

  • March 25: Professor Dunlap made a presentation for Shared Learning of Chapel Hill, as part of the Lindgren Lecture Series, Chapel Hill, NC.

  • March 21: Professor Dunlap participated in a symposium on done warfare at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

  • March 9: Professor Dunlap spoke about drones at Columbia University, New York, NY

  • March 1: Professor Dunlap spoke about drones at Miami University, Oxford, OH.

  • February 19: LENS hosted General Martin E. Dempsey, USA (Ret.), the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and current Rubenstein Fellow at Duke for a luncheon presentation.

  • February 17: Professor Dunlap participated in the Hoover Institution “Book Soiree” discussing Professor Orde Kittre’s new book “Lawfare” with Professor Jack Goldsmith of Harvard University, Wash., DC

  • February 12: Professor Dunlap participated in the Law of War Symposium at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL.

  • February 8: LENS hosted a luncheon at the Washington Duke Inn for Lt Gen Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army.  Interested students should email Professor Dunlap about this invitation-only event.

  • February 6: Professor Dunlap taught a mock class for parents and spouses of current law students as part of the second annual Family Weekend.

  • February 1: Professor Dunlap participated on a panel on "US Drone Strikes- ethics, policy, and technology."

  • January 15: Professor Dunlap participated in the First Annual Michael Lewis Teleforum on the Law of Armed Conflict sponsored by the International & National Security Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.


Prof. Charles Dunlap at Duke University meeting with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with center director Prof. Charles Dunlap, Jr. and members of the Duke community.


Maj. Gen. Dunlap awarded Judge Advocate Specialty badges to two former students, First Lieutenants Chris Pilch and Greg Speirs upon their graduation from the U.S. Air Force's Judge Advocate Staff Officers' Course.

On April 24th 2015, Maj. Gen. Dunlap awarded Judge Advocate Specialty badges to two former students, First Lieutenants Chris Pilch and Greg Speirs upon their graduation from the U.S. Air Force's Judge Advocate Staff Officers' Course.