Emerging Issues in National and International Security
March 20-21, 2006 - Agenda
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Monday, March 20th

8:00 AM - Outside Room 603
Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - Room 603
Greetings from the American University Washington College of Law
Daniel Marcus: General Counsel, 9/11 Commission

9:05 AM - Room 603
Opening Remarks
Kelly McClanahan: International President, National Security and Law Society

9:15 AM - Room 603
Petro-Security in the Post-9/11 World
Description: A discussion considering the efficacy and viability of current energy policy within the context of national security factors and potential remedies to resolve concerns of energy-dependence.
  • Moderator: James Day, WCL Professor of Energy Law
  • James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, former Chairman, National Commission on Energy Policy, current Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Dr. Barry Gale, former Director, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Department of Energy
  • Orde Kittrie, former Senior Attorney for Nuclear Affairs, U.S. Department of State, current Professor of International Law, Arizona State University
10:30 AM
15-minute Break

10:45 AM - Room 603
War on Terror in the Foreign Media
Description: A panel of Washington-based correspondents for international news agencies describing the depictions and explanations of the War on Terror in their home countries.
  • Moderator: Gary Thomas, Voice of America
  • Eric Scherer, U.S. Bureau Chief, Agence France-Presse
  • Andrew Steele, Bureau Chief, BBC
  • Nathan Guttman, Washington Correspondent, Jerusalem Post
12:15 PM - Outside Room 603
Sandwich Luncheon

1:30 PM - Room 603
Legislative Interpretation of National Security
Description: A discussion on national security legislation that has been proposed or enacted since 9/11 to ensure adequate Congressional oversight, implement meaningful reforms for the Intelligence Community, modernize the FOIA process, and strengthen U.S. efforts to combat terrorism.
  • Moderator: Robert Borosage, WCL Professor of National Security Law, Co-Director, Institute for America's Future
  • Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, National Security Archive
  • John De Pue, Attorney, Criminal Division, Department of Justice
  • Jeremy Bash, Chief Counsel to the Minority, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
2:45 PM
15-minute Break

3:00 PM - Room 603
Cyber-Security and the Electronic War on Terror
Description: An assessment of the legal and policy factors involved, as well as the technologies employed, in assessing, forecasting, and preventing electronic threats to national security.
  • Moderator: Walter Effross, WCL Professor of Cyber Law
  • Roger Cressey, former Chief of Staff, Presidential advisor for Critical Infrastructure Protection, current President, Good Harbor Consulting
  • Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Vice President of Strategic Development, CipherTrust, Inc.
  • Orin Kerr, professor at GW law school, specialist in computer crime
4:15 PM - Outside Room 603
Book signing

5:00 PM - 6th Floor Student Lounge
Keynote Banquet
Keynote Speaker – His Excellency Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States.

Tuesday, March 21st

8:00 AM
Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - Room 603
International Adjudication of Terror
Description: A panel of international judges discussing their experiences presiding over terrorist cases in their home countries.
  • Moderator: The Honorable William Young, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
  • The Honorable Ifa Sudewi, Indonesian judge in Bali bombing trials
  • Abdullah Ansary, Senior Foreign Law Specialist, Law Library of Congress
  • The Honorable Ronnie Weatherup, High Court Justice, Belfast Crown Court
10:15 AM
15-minute Break

10:30 AM - Room 603
FBI vs. MI-5: The War over Domestic Intelligence
Description: A discussion debating the potential viability of creating a separate, domestic intelligence agency and the legal issues that would be implicated.
  • Moderator: Harvey Rishikof, Director, National Security Strategy, National War College
  • Vicki Divoll, former Minority Counsel, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Keith Weston, Senior Research Fellow in Counterterrorism, Cranfield University, formerly of New Scotland Yard
  • Kate Martin, Director, Center for National Security Studies
11:45 AM - 6th Floor Cafeteria
Student/Professional Luncheon

1:00 PM - Room 603
Awarding of Governmental National Security Contracts
Description: An evaluation of the legal procedures and policy matters involved in securing, distributing, and overseeing government national security contracts awarded to private industry and organizations.

  • Moderator: William H. Carroll, WCL professor of Government Contract Law, former General Counsel, Missile Defense Agency
  • Lawrence J. Halloran, Staff Director, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, House Committee on Government Reform
  • Terry Marlow, Vice President for Acquisition Policy, Aerospace Industries Association
  • Scott Amey, General Counsel, Project on Government Oversight
2:15 PM
15-minute Break

2:30 PM - Room 603
Immigration in an Age of Terrorism
Description: An evaluation of the degree to which immigration policy is linked to national security considerations, the legal mechanisms employed in ensuring immigration security, and the viability of proposed reforms.
  • Moderator: Bo Cooper, former General Counsel, INS
  • Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
  • Robert Schoch, Director, National Security Division, Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Daniel T. Griswold, Director, CATO Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies
3:45 PM - Room 603
Closing Remarks
Brad Moss: Chapter President, National Security and Law Society

4:00 PM - Outside Room 603
Farewell Wine and Cheese Reception

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