National Security Law Journal joins ABA as official sponsor of the 9th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute

Coming Thursday and Friday, August 21-22, 2014

Homeland Security Law Institute 2014 Brochure CoverThe National Security Law Journal at George Mason University School of Law has joined the American Bar Association (ABA) as an official sponsor of the 9th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute, which will be held Thursday and Friday, August 21-22, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

This annual look at the state of homeland security features 21 panels taught by 100+ experts in national security policy and the fight against terrorism. Topics include immigration law, homeland defense, the role of the military, chemical safety, the balance of privacy and security, emerging threats to the homeland, infrastructure protection, public-private partnerships, export control, disaster response and recovery, and cybersecurity, among others. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with legal practitioners from government agencies, the military, private practice, and academia.

Registration is free for law students, but advance registration is required. Students should contact Alisha Dixon or Angela Petro at the ABA at (202) 662-1582 to register, as complimentary student registration is not available online.

Videos now available from “Drone Wars” and “Blinking Red” events

Drone Wars video thumbnail Videos are now available from our Drone Wars and Blinking Red events!

On November 6, 2013, we hosted Drone Wars: Challenges and Solutions, a panel discussion on a framework for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles under the law of armed conflict, featuring panelists from the Heritage Foundation, The New York Times, BBC News, and George Mason University School of Law.

Blinking Red video thumbnail Then on November 12, 2013, we hosted Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11, a conversation with author Michael Allen on his new book, with a panel discussion featuring General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.) and Mr. Chuck Alsup.

You can now watch the full videos from both events online.

Join Us for Blinking Red on Tuesday 11/12

NSLJ Registration TableThank you to everyone who attended Drone Wars: Challenges and Solutions last week. The event was a huge success!

Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, November 12, 2013, for Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11, a conversation with author Michael Allen on his new book.

The event will be held in Founders Hall at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201. The closest Metro station is Virginia Square/GMU on the Orange Line, just one block away. Garage parking is available under the building (access from N. Kirkwood Road).

The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is complimentary, but space is limited so advance registration is requested. If you have not registered, you can register online now.

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About the Panelists

  • J. Michael Allen is the author of Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11, the former Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and former Senior Director for Counterproliferation Policy at the National Security Council.
  • Gen. Michael V. Hayden (Ret.) is the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, and former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. He is now a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy.
  • Mr. Chuck Alsup is the former Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements and former Professional Staff Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Presented in partnership with the Homeland and National Security Law Program at George Mason University School of Law, the Biodefense Program at George Mason University, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and George Mason University School of Public Policy

Fall Events

Fall EventsThe National Security Law Journal is hosting two events at the George Mason University Arlington Campus in the coming weeks. On the evening of Wednesday, November 6, 2013, we will host Drone Wars: Challenges and Solutions, a panel discussion on a framework for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles under the law of armed conflict, featuring panelists from the Heritage Foundation, The New York Times, Newsweek, and George Mason University. On the evening of Tuesday, November 12, 2013, we will host Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11, a discussion with author Michael Allen on his new book with an introduction and critique by General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA.

Registration for both events is now open! Registration is complimentary, but attendance is limited so advance registration is required. Learn more.

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