Tech, Law & Security Launch

Guarding our Democracy: Responding to Malicious Influence Campaigns in a Digital World

February 13, 2020

Ceremonial Classroom

American University Washington College of Law

4300 Nebraska Avenue Northwest, Warren Building

1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by



American Society of International Law

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.  The official TLS Program launch will take up the timely and challenging issue of how to address foreign efforts to interfere in our democracy from at tech, law and security perspective.

Doors open at 1:00 pm

(1:30 pm - 1:40 pm)
Vice Dean Susan Carle
Professor Jennifer Daskal
American University Washington College of Law

Admiral Michael Rogers USN (Ret.) Keynote
(1:40 pm - 2:25 pm)
Admiral Rogers served as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and
Director, National Security Agency 2014-2018. He retired from the Navy in 2018 as a four-star admiral after nearly 37 years of service.

Flash Talk:
(2:25 pm - 2:45 pm)
Colette Rausch, USIP

(3:00 pm - 4:15 pm)

Moderated by: Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post


Shelby Pierson, Election Threats Executive, ODNI

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, Commander, 16th Air Force

Bobby Chesney, Lawfare & UT Law

Laura Rosenberger, Alliance for Securing Democracy, GMF

Rep. Mike Rogers Keynote
(4:15 pm - 5:00 pm)

Mike Rogers represented Michigan’s 8th District from 2001-2015 and served as Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011-2015.

(5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)