Event Analyzes Emerging National Security Threats in a Globalized World

Topics to be addressed include the future of democracy in the Middle East


WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2011 – On March 2, 2011, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, American University Washington College of Law is pleased to host “Emerging National Security Threats in a Globalized World.”

Featured speakers include Stewart Baker, the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Homeland Security; General John D. Altenburg, former Army Deputy Judge Advocate General and Appointing Authority for Military Commissions, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Ali Akbar Mousavi Khoeni, former Iranian Parliament member and current visiting scholar at Stanford University.  

The event will examine national security implications of cyber warfare, the prospects for democracy in the Middle East, first amendment issues, Iran, and the future of international humanitarian law in a globalized world. The symposium is presented by the National Security Law Brief and the Program on Law and Government. 

Panel topics include “National Security and the First Amendment - Security Based Limits on Free Speech, the Press, and Social Media” (9:45am – 10:45am), “Iran: The Resurgence of the Green Movement and the future of Democracy in the Middle East” (11:00am – 12:00noon), and “The Future of International Humanitarian Law: The Emergence of Fifth Generation Warfare” (1:00pm – 2:00pm).

Panelists are esteemed experts from high levels in government, the military, human rights, and international humanitarian law.    

When: March 2, 2011
            9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: American University Washington College of Law – Room 603
             4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016

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