The First Annual National Security Law Brief Symposium

Thursday, April 22, 2010
09:00 AM - 3:30 PM

American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

9:00 am Editors' Introductory Remarks; Keynote Speech
9:30 am U.S. National Security Law & Victims of Overseas Terrorism
  • Heather Cartwright - Director of the Department of Justice, National Security Division's Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT), former Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Victim Witness Assistance Unit at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
  • Patsy Spier - Victim Outreach Specialist at OVT and survivor of terror attack in Indonesia
  • Frank Duggan - President of Victims of Pan-Am 103, Inc. and former member of the Presidential Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism founded following the Pan-Am 103 tragedy
10:45 am Law, The Intelligence Community, and the Politics of Congressional Oversight
  • Professor Daniel Marcus - Moderator and former General Counsel for the 9/11 Commission
  • Professor James W. Zirkle - Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and former Associate General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Hugo Teufel III - Former Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Steven Cash - Former Chief Counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security
  • Todd Hinnen - Deputy Assistant Attorney General at Department of Justice, National Security Division's Office of Law and Policy
12:00 pm LUNCHEON
12:45 pm Emerging Threats: How U.S. Law Should Respond
  • Hugo Teufel III - Former Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Peter Choharis - Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project and Principal at Choharis Global Solutions
  • Lawrence A. Husick - Partner, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Don R. Berthiaume - Associate, Bracewell & Giuliani
  • W. George Jameson - Former Director, Office of Policy & Coordination at Central Intelligence Agency
2:00 pm U.S.-Iran Relations: Iran's Green Movement and the U.S. National Security Response
  • Professor Orde Kittrie - ASU Professor of Law and former lead nuclear affairs attorney at U.S. Dept. of State
  • Rudi Bakhtiar - Former Fox News/CNN anchor and expert on Iranian human rights violations
  • Akbar Atri - Activist and founding member of Iranian Students for Democracy and Human Rights
  • Mariam Memarsadeghi - Human rights activist and expert on Iran and the Green Movement
3:30 pm RECEPTION (ENDING AT 4:30 P.M.)

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