Our Mission

The Technology, Law, & Security (TLS) Program is a new initiative at American University Washington College of Law that will tackle the challenges and opportunities posed by rapidly changing technology—offering innovative and practical approaches, influencing policy, and training the leaders of tomorrow.

TLS will serve as a leading hub of research, innovation, and education on the challenges and opportunities posed by new technologies.  Leveraging its expertise, vision, and unique position in the nation’s capital, TLS will bring together leaders and stakeholders from across the public and private sectors to develop innovative solutions, shape outcomes, and empower the next generation of diverse leaders. 

News & Events

Free Speech Project Launch

Free Speech Project Launch

Feb. 24, 2020

Join TLS and Slate Magazine Future Tense for the launch of the Free Speech Project, featuring New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, American University President, Sylvia Burwell, & PEN America CEO, Suzanne Nossel & many more!

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Introducing the Free Speech Project

Introducing the Free Speech Project

Feb. 11

TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal & editorial director of Future Tense Andrés Martinez introduce the groundbreaking Free Speech Project.

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Punching on the Edges of the Grey Zone: Iranian Cyber Threats and State Cyber Responses

Punching on the Edges of the Grey Zone: Iranian Cyber Threats and State Cyber Responses

Feb. 11, 2020

In this Just Security post, TLS Program Director Gary Corn addresses whether the recent Chatham House Report on Cyber Sovereignty and Non-Intervention is helpful or off target.

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