Upcoming events

    November 10: Erika Brown Lee in conversation with Alex Joel

    TLS Speaker Series

    • Alex Joel, TLS Scholar-in-Residence (Moderator)
    • Erika Brown Lee, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Mastercard

    November 12: At the Intersection featuring Monika Bickert

    TLS At the Intersection

    • Jennifer Daskal,  Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law (Moderator)
    • Monika Bickert, Vice President of Global Policy Management, Facebook

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    November 20: Technology, Policing and Earning the Public Trust

    • Jack Goldsmith, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University (Moderator)
    • Tracey Meares, Yale Law School
    • Arthur Rizer, R Street Institute
    • Bennett Capers, Fordham Law
    • Dr. Rashall Brackney, Chief of Police, Charlottesville, Virginia

    PAST EVENTS

    October 28: LtGen (Ret.) Vincent Stewart in conversation with Colonel (Ret.) Gary corn (TLS Speaker Series Fall 2020 Launch)

    TLS Speaker Series

    • Colonel (Ret.) Gary P. Corn, Director, Tech, Law & Security Program; Senior Fellow, R Street Institute (Moderator)
    • LtGen (Ret.) Vincent Stewart, Chief Innovation and Business Intelligence, Ankura

    October 28: Free Speech Project: Do We Need a First Amendment 2.0?

    Free Speech Project

    • Jennifer Daskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program 
    • Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America
    • Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago
    • Neil Richards, Koch Distinguished Professor in Law, Washington University School of Law
      Director, Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law
    • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Professor of Law, Stetson University

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    October 20Is the Clock TikToking on Chinese Drones?: The Next Front in the US-China Tech War.

    • Gary P. Corn@GaryCorn5, TLS Program Director and Senior Fellow, R Street Institute (Moderator)
    • Dawn Zoldi, @Dawnp3TFounder & CEO, P3 Tech Consulting
    • Bryson Bort, @brysonbort, Founder of SCYTHE & GRIMM, and Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
    • Paul Triolo, @pstAsiatech, Practice Head, Geo-Technology, Eurasia Group

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    October 15: At the Intersection Launch featuring The Honorable James R. Clapper, Jr.

    TLS At the Intersection

    • Corin Stone, TLS Scholar-in-Residence (Moderator)
    • The Honorable James R. Clapper, Jr., former Director of National Intelligence

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    October 6: Privacy and Security in a Post-COVID Virtual Economy

    • Alex Joel, TLS Scholar-in-Residence (Moderator)
    • Agnes Bundy Scanlan, President, The Cambridge Group LLC.
    • Karl Hopkins, Partner, Global Chief Security Officer, Dentons

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    September 30: So Long Internet, Hello Internets

    Free Speech Project

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    September 22: Unpacking the WeChat/TikTok Bans

    Free Speech Project

    • Samm Sacks@SammSacks, Cyber Policy Fellow, New America; Senior Fellow, Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center (Moderator)
    • David Gossett@davidgossett, Partner, Technology, Privacy & Security Group, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (litigator in the WeChat lawsuit)
    • Jennifer Daskal@jendaskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law
    • James Mulvenon@jmulvenon, Director of Intelligence Integration, SOS International

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    September 18Power, Policing, & Tech

    • Andrew Ferguson@ProfFerguson, Professor, American University Washington College of Law (Moderator)
    • Elizabeth Joh@elizabeth_joh, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law
    • Rashida Richardson@RutgersIIPL Visiting Scholar, Rutgers Law School Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    September 18: 19th International Arbitration Conference of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr)

    • Colonel (Ret.) Gary P. Corn, Director, Tech, Law & Security Program; Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
      • Panel 4 (9:30 am - 12:00 pm): Transmission and Protection of Data as the Subject of Arbitral Proceedings - Gary will be speaking on “State Actors and Data Breaches:  Preventive and Countermeasures in International Practice"

    September 16: SPA Cyber Book Talk Series

    • Sasha Cohen O'Connell@sco_connell, Director of SPA's Terrorism & Homeland Security Policy Program (Moderator)
    • Cindy Otis@CindyOtis, Ex-CIA Analyst & Author of True or False

    July 22-23: IGF-USA 2020

    • 10:00AM – 11:15AM EDT – Privacy in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health and Individual Rights
      • Rita Heimes, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, International Association of Privacy Professionals (Moderator)
      • Troy Bannister, Founder and CEO, Particle Health
      • Jennifer Daskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law
      • Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, Health Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
      • Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor in the Information Technology Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • 4:30PM – 6:00PM EDT – COVID-19 and Internet Governance: Where do we go from here?
      • Deji Olukotun, Sonos (Moderator)
      • Laura DeNardis, Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Communication at American University
      • Fabrizio Hochschild, Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary United Nations Secretariat, New York
      • Larry Irving, President and CEO, Irving Group
      • Daniel J. Weitzner, Founding Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative

    July 9: Rebooting International Law for the Cyber Age: Avoiding and Responding to Cyberattacks

    • Catherine Amirfar, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton (Moderator)
    • Colonel (Ret.) Gary P. Corn, Director, Tech, Law & Security Program; Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
    • Luke Dembosky, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
    • Stephenie Handler, Associate General Counsel (Cybersecurity), McKinsey & Company
    • Eneken Tikk, Counsel, Ellex Raidla

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    June 23: What’s a Gatekeeper to Do?

    Free Speech Project

    • Jennifer Daskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law
    • David Kaye, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Justice Clinic at the University of California, Irvine School of Law UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
    • Kate Klonick, Assistant Professor at Law at St. John's University Law School Affiliate Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    June 2: Should We Think Twice Before Limiting Political Advocacy?

    Free Speech Project

    • Jennifer Daskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law
    • Jesse Blumenthal, Vice President of Technology and Innovation Policy, Stand Together; Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, The Charles Koch Institute
    • Daniel Kreiss, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media; Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    May 20: Democracy Quarantined: How to Hold Free and Fair Elections During a Global Pandemic.

    • Paul Rosenzweig (moderator), Resident Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
    • Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, UCI Law
    • Nimit Sawhney, CEO, Voatz 
    • Bryson Bort, Founder and CEO, SCYTHE; Fellow, R Street Institute

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    May 14: Symptoms May Include Censorship.

    Free Speech Project

    • Steve Coll, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Former President and CEO, New America
    • Andrés Martinez, Editorial Director, Future Tense

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    May 12: Layered Cyber Deterrence - Exploring The Cyber Solarium Commissioner Report.

    • Eric Talbot Jensen (moderator), Professor of Law, Brigham Young University School of Law
    • Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
    • David Simon, Partner, Mayer Brown; Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity and National Security Law (pro bono), Cyberspace Solarium Commission
    • Colonel (Ret.) Gary P. Corn, Director, Tech, Law & Security Program; Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
    • Jonathan Gannon, Assistant Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T 
    • Kristen Eichensehr, Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    May 4: Health Surveillance and Privacy in the Era of COVID-19.

    • Jennifer Daskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law
    • Nikhil Pahwa, Founder and Editor, MediaNama
    • Tom Nagorski (moderator), Executive Vice President, Asia Society

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    Apr. 29: TV’s Lessons for Political Ads Online.

    Free Speech Project

    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Rick Kaplan, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Broadcasters
    • Ellen Weintraub, Commissioner, Federal Election Commission

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    Apr. 28: TLS hosts Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Chairman Adam Klein.

    TLS Speaker Series

    • Alex Joel, Scholar-in-Residence, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Adam Klein, Chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    Apr. 21: Facing COVID-19 Misinformation and Censorship in Brazil, Russia, and China.

    Free Speech Project

    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Mia Shuang Li, Research Associate, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School
    • Justin Sherman, Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council
    • Roberta Braga, Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

    Apr. 16: Slate Social Distancing Social: Privacy and Surveillance in the Wake of COVID-19.

    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Kathryn Waldron, Resident Fellow, R Street Institute
    • Al Gidari, Consulting Director of Privacy, Stanford Center for Internet and Society

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    Apr. 14: Protecting the Vulnerable Online: Why Encryption is Key.

    • Stephen Balkam (opening remarks), CEO and Founder, Family Online Safety Institute
    • Morgan Reed (moderator), President, ACT | The App Association
    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Carlos Gutierrez, Deputy Director and General Counsel, LGBT Tech
    • Elaina Roberts, Technology Safety Legal Manager, National Network to End Domestic Violence
    • John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks

    April 8: The New York Times Is Great, But Who'll Cover Your Community?

    Free Speech Project

    • Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership, Arizona State University
    • Suzanne Nossel, CEO, PEN America
    • Kyle Pope, Editor and Publisher, Columbia Journalism Review

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    Apr. 1: Technology and Privacy During a Pandemic: Should Government Surveillance Be Used to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

    • Russ Feingold (opening remarks), President, American Constitution Society 
    • Debra Perlin (moderator), Director of Policy and Program, American Constitution Society
    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security, and Technology Program, Center for Democracy and Technology

    Mar. 25: Confronting Viral Disinformation.

    Free Speech Project

    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
    • Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy, Facebook

    A recording of the event can be viewed here.

    Mar. 4: TLS hosted a lunch.

    TLS Speaker Series

    • Dana Dyson, Chief, Office of General Counsel’s Mission Center and Operations Division, Central Intelligence Agency.

    Feb. 27: Discerning the Rules: The Application of International Law to State Cyberattacks.

    • Arturo J. Carrillo (moderator), Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
    • Colonel (Ret.) Gary P. Corn, Director, Tech, Law & Security Program; Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
    • Jonathan Horowitz, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
    • Melanie W. Sisson, Fellow, Stimson Center

    Feb. 27-28: Duke's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS) 25th Annual National Security Law Conference. TLS Faculty Director Jennifer Daskal spoke about social media and national security alongside fellow panelists:

    • Shane Stansbury (moderator), Robinson Everett Distinguished Fellow, Duke Law School 
    • Yvette Bourcicot, Policy Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region at Airbnb
    • David Hoffman, Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University; Associate, Duke Initiative for Science & Society
    • Matt Perault, Director, Center on Science & Technology Policy, Duke University

    Additionally, Audrey Kurth Cronin, Director of the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology at American University's School of International Service spoke about her book Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists, alongside:

    • Mike Newton, Professor of the Practices of Law and Political Science, Vanderbilt Law School

    Feb. 24: Launch of the year-long Free Speech Project, a joint initiative of TLS & Slate Magazine Future Tense.

    Feb. 13: [TLS Launch Event] Guarding our Democracy: Responding to Malicious Influence Campaigns in a Digital World. Keynote remarks given by:

    • Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers, former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; former Director, National Security Agency
    • Mike Rogers, former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    Feb. 12: International and Comparative Legal Studies (ICLS) hosted Gary Corn and Alex Joel for their International Suite Talks. 

    Feb. 10: Gary Corn, in cooperation with Professor Eric Jensen of the Brigham Young University Law School, and the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe, held a workshop to address the findings of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights’ recently published "Policy Guidance: Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security."

    Feb. 5: TLS co-hosted the Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) Cybercrime Symposium.

    Jan. 29: Launch of TLS breakfast speaker series with National Security Agency General Counsel Glenn Gerstell.

    Dec. 6: CATO Institute Surveillance Conference. TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal moderated a discussion among members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). Panelists included:

    • Jennifer Daskal (moderator), Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Adam Klein, Chair, PCLOB
    • Jane Nitze, Board Member, PCLOB
    • Aditya Bamzai, Board Member, PCLOB

    Dec. 5: Global Partnerships to Combat Cybercrime & the Challenges of Going Dark.

    • Ferdinand Grapperhaus (keynote), Minister of Justice and Security, Netherlands
    • Catherine Lotrionte (moderator), Senior Associate, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    • Theo van der Plas, Deputy Chief Constable, Dutch National Program Director Cybercrime and Digitization
    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Matthew Noyes, Director of Cyber Policy and Strategy, U.S. Secret Service
    • Thos. Gregory Motta, Senior Science and Technology Policy Advisor, FBI Lawful Access Initiative

    Nov. 26:  Internet Governance Forum: Solutions for Law Enforcement to Access Data Across Borders.

    • Jennifer Daskal, Faculty Director, Tech, Law & Security Program
    • Alexander Seger, Head of Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe
    • Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director and Co-founder, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

    On Nov. 18 - 20, TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal and TLS Director Gary Corn spoke at the 2019 International Conference on Cyber Conflict U.S. (CyCon U.S.)

    On Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal and TLS Director Gary Corn presented at the 29th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference.

    On Nov. 7, TLS Director Gary Corn presented on a panel on Protecting U.S. and Other Government Critical Infrastructures at the SINET Showcase.

    On Nov. 4, TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal presented at the Princeton Law and Public Affairs Seminar on her paper Speech Across Borders.

    On Oct. 30, TLS co-sponsored a Symposium on Combating the Threat of Domestic Terrorism.

    On Oct. 30, TLS Director Gary Corn joined a Debevoise & Plimpton Roundtable on Rebooting International Law for the Cyber Age.

    On Oct. 8-9, TLS Scholar-in-Residence Alex Joel spoke at the International Intelligence Oversight Forum in London.

    On Sept. 25, TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal presented her forthcoming article Speech Across Borders, at a Vanderbilt Faculty Workshop.

    On Sept. 23, TLS Faculty Director Jen Daskal presented at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Right to Encryption Conference.

     
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