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

Lessons From China on the Coronavirus and the Dangers of App Consolidation

Lessons From China on the Coronavirus and the Dangers of App Consolidation

March 16,

TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal writes with Mia Shuang Li on the dangers of app consolidation.

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Facebook, Google and Twitter Rebel Against Pakistan’s Censorship Rules

Facebook, Google and Twitter Rebel Against Pakistan’s Censorship Rules

Feb. 27

TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal quoted in the New York Times.

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My car was in a hit-and-run. Then I learned it recorded the whole thing.

My car was in a hit-and-run. Then I learned it recorded the whole thing.

Feb. 27

TLS Affiliated Faculty Andrew Ferguson quoted in the Washington Post.

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Introducing the Free Speech Project

Introducing the Free Speech Project

Feb. 11

TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal and 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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