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Events, 2005-2007

2007 Events

September 27, 2007

Breakfast Program: David Kris
, former Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Modernization: The Foreign Surveillance Act of 1978 (Redlined to Reflect Amendments
After 9/11/01)

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Running time ~45 minutes

Aug. 9-14, 2007
San Francisco, CA

ABA 2007 Annual Meeting

Careers in National Security Law Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

Listen (running time ~90 minutes)

August 10, 2007

Moderator Harvey Rishikof addresses audience with former Standing Committee chair Dean Elizabeth Parker as panelist.

A New Legal Framework? Is it a Global War on Terrorism or a Struggle Against Violent Extremism? 

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July 17, 2007

Careers in National Security Law Program Listen(running time ~90 minutes)

June 28, 2007

Breakfast Program: Seymour Hersh, Investigative Journalist

"The Role of the Reporter Inside the National Security Apparatus"

Seymour Hersh's work has won more than a dozen major journalism prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and four George Polk Awards. His talks "draw audiences into the often shadowy world where America's official foreign policy stance meets the reality of politics and power in other parts of the world."

May 17, 2007

Breakfast Program: Dr. Wendy Hall, Director, Bioterrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Science & Technology Policy, Office of Policy Development, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Running time ~45 minutes

May 10-11, 2007

Conference on International Networks and Homeland Security

Keynote Address by the Honorable Christiaan Mark Johan Kroner, Dutch Ambassador, delivered Thursday, May 10, 2007 before the ABA Conference on International Networks and Homeland Security. "Counterterrorism Strategies from an International Law and Policy Perspective"

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April 25, 2007

Breakfast Program: Michael Posner, President, Human Rights First

"A Discussion of the Rules for Interrogation for CIA and Private Military Contractors"

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Running time ~45 minutes

March 29, 2007

Special Program:
Responding to the Department of Justice Inspector General's Report on the Use of National Security Letters

Moderator: Suzanne Spaulding, Principal, Bingham Consulting Group
Panelists: Valerie Caproni, General Counsel, FBI
Andrew McCarthy, Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Jeffrey H. Smith, Partner, Arnold & Porter and former General Counsel, CIA
Michael Vatis, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson and former Associate Deputy Attorney General
Spike Bowman, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Technology & National Security Policy, NDU

Read the Department of Justice Inspector General's report on National Security Letters.

March 29, 2007

Breakfast Program: Joel Brenner, National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence

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Running time ~45 minutes
The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States, 2007 
Key Legislative Provisions

January 3, 2007

Breakfast Program: John Yoo,
Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Running time ~45 minutes


2006 Events

November 15, 2006

Breakfast Program: Ken Wainstein,
Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division

Ken Wainstein is the first head of the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. This new division brings together the Department of Justice's national security, counterterrorism, counterintelligence and foreign intelligence surveillance operations under a single authority.

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Running time ~30 minutes

September 29, 2006

Breakfast Program: Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense

A former Congressman from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania and Marine Corps Reserve, Secretary McHale currently supervises all homeland defense activities of the Department of Defense.

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Running time <1 hr

Aug. 7, 2006
Washington, DC

ABA Annual Meeting: "Liberty" vs. "Security" (Panel Discussion Before the ABA House of Delegates)

  • Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, University of the Pacific McGeorge Law School
  • Professor John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
  • Neal Sonnett, Chair, ABA Task Force on Domestic Surveillance in the Fight Against Terrorism

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Jul. 25, 2006

The Careers in National Security Panel featured young lawyers from the Office of the Director, ; the Office of General Counsel, Department of Defense; the Legislative and Executive branches, including the Department of Homeland Security and the military. Sponsored by the Young National Security Lawyers Group of the Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
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June 22, 2006

Breakfast Program: Ben Powell, General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

May 9, 2006

Breakfast Program: Hon. Richard Posner, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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Running time <1 hr

March 10, 2006

Breakfast Program: Philip Zelikow, Counselor, Department of State

February 10, 2006
Chicago, IL

ABA Midyear Meeting Program: The Perfect Storm: Are the Roles and Authorities Adequate for Emergency Response? The panel looked at government legal authority to act in the midst of the immediate response phase to a disaster. The panel also explored state, local and first responder issues; federalism and constitutional challenges; and military involvement and private sector integration. It was cosponsored by the sections of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and of State and Local Government Law, the Young Lawyers Division and the Law Student Division.
Ernest Abbott, FEMA Law Associates and former Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Association
Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel, House Committee on Homeland Security
John A. McCarthy, Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, George Mason University School of Law
Lee M. Zeichner, Zeichner Risk Analytics and former Counsel, White House Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection


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2005 Events

April 14, 2005

Breakfast Program: Laurence Silberman, 
Co-chairman of the Iraq Intelligence Commission

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Running time <1 hr