PINS 2006
American University Washington College of Law
First Annual Conference on Professional Issues in National Security
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, WDC 20016, Room 401
Friday, April 21, 2006, 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM

(An asterisk indicates a speaker who has not been confirmed.)

Registration: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Welcoming Remarks: 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Brad Moss, WCL Chapter President, National Security and Law Society


National Security Censorship and the 1st Amendment: 10:05 AM - 11:35 AM
Moderator: Stephen Wermiel, Professor of Constitutional Law, American University Washington College of Law
Panelist: Mark Zaid, Managing Partner, Krieger & Zaid
Panelist: Tony Lord, First Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs, British Embassy
Panelist: Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, D.O.J.*
Panelist: James Risen, National Security Correspondent, N.Y. Times


Keynote Luncheon: 11:35 AM - 1:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Burton Gerber, Author, "Transforming U.S. Intelligence," former Senior Operations Officer,CIA.*


Practical Application of National Security Law: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Moderator: John Thornack, former Army JAG, former DIA Assistant General Counsel.
Panelist: Roy Krieger, Partner, Krieger & Zaid
Panelist: Melissa Goodman, National Security Fellow, ACLU.
Panelist: M.E. "Spike" Bowman, Director, Intelligence Issues Group, FBI
Panelist: Thomas Wilson, Esq., Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP


15-Minute Break: 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


Presidential Authority and the Advent of the 21st Century: 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Moderator: Daniel Marcus, former General Counsel, 9/11 Commission
Panelist: Bruce Fein, International Consultant, The Lichfield Group
Panelist: Daniel Levin, Counsel, Wilmer Hale, former Senior Associate Counsel to President Bush.
Panelist: Lou Fisher, Senior Specialist, Law Library of Congress
Panelist: Lawrence J. Halloran, Staff Director, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, House Committee on Government Reform.


Registration Instructions:
Registration is free for students. Professionals must pay a tax-deductible registration fee of $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Please complete the registration form and send it to the fax number or email at the top (So that we receive your registration in time, we strongly request that you not send it by U.S. Mail).

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