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The Tech, Law and Security (TLS) program at American University’s Washington College of Law is excited to announce its new series, At the Intersection, featuring in-depth conversations with senior leaders and experts from across industry, government and academia on important topics at the intersection of technology, law and security. 

TLS launched in February 2020 to tackle unresolved and cutting-edge legal and policy issues posed by emerging technology, to generate and disseminate innovative policy proposals and solutions, and to engage and train the leaders of tomorrow. At the Intersection will further this work through unvarnished discussions with experienced practitioners, helping to inform the American public, policymakers and the WCL community about critical issues that are impacting our everyday lives.

Upcoming events

January 14: At the Intersection featuring Michael Atkinson, former Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, on handling the whistleblower complaint regarding Ukraine, and reflect on lessons learned regarding the importance of speaking truth to power. 

  • Alex Joel, TLS Scholar-in-Residence (Moderator)
  • Michael Atkinson. former Inspector General of the Intelligence Community

February 4: Nick Rasmussen, Executive Director of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center


November 12: At the Intersection featuring Monika Bickert, Vice President of Global Policy Management at Facebook, on misinformation, disinformation, foreign interference efforts, and the 2020 elections. 

  • 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.

October 15At the Intersection Launch featuring The Honorable James R. Clapper, Jr. in a timely discussion about election security, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, online foreign interference, and progress since the 2016 elections.

  • 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.

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