December 4, 2018
John Carlin: Dawn of the Code War
John Carlin of Morrison & Foerster, former Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice discussed his new book Dawn of the Code War, the time he spent fighting foreign cyber attacks in government, and what the future of digital warfare looks like.
June 20, 2018
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat: President Carter: The White House Years
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat spoke about his new book President Carter: The White House Years and the key natonal security law issues that arose during the Carter administration.
May 22, 2018
Joyce Corell: The Internet of Things and Supply Chain: The Next Generation of Vulnerabilities in National Security
Joyce Corell of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate discussed managing the supply chains that support our nation's critical government and economic functions.
April 24, 2018
"The Use of Force in North Korea: The Legal Process"
Moderator Judge James Baker, chair of the Standing Committee and former Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (1997-2000) along with Brian Egan, former Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (2013-2016) and BG Rich Gross (USA, ret.), former Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed the constitutional and international legal questions and processes involved in strategic use of force decision-making.
March 9, 2018
NCSC General Counsel Spencer Fisher: "Calling American Lawyers to Action -- The Legal Sector as a Critical Ally for National Security"
General Counsel Spencer Fisher of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center delivered remarks after Director William Evanina was called away.
February 22, 2018
Judge D. Brooks Smith and Ronald Collins: The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons
Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and Professor Ronald Collins of the University of Washington Law School discussed a new book on the role of judges over a brown-bag lunch event.
January 12, 2018
Frances Townsend: National Security - Current Legal Issues and Dilemmas
Frances Townsend, former Presidential advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, spoke about FISA 702 and her experiences in government.
December 8, 2017
The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: Understanding the Evolving Cybersecurity Threat
The co-editors of the new handbook, Jill D. Rhodes and Robert S. Litt, discussed the cyber challenges facing attorneys, law firms and business professionals.
October 18, 2017
Joel Brenner: Keeping America Safe: Secure Networks for Critical Sectors
Joel Brenner served as Senior Counsel and Inspector General in the National Security Agency. He is currently a Senior Fellow at MIT.
September 14, 2017
Dana Boente: Protecting National Assets Against Nation-State Threats
Dana Boente is the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
June 6, 2017
Adam Smith: Economic Sanctions in the Trump Era
Adam Smith is an expert on US trade sanctions and international investment regulations. He is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who previously served in the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
June 1, 2017
Melissa Hathaway: Cybersecurity - The Intersection of Law, Policy and Technology
A breakfast event featuring Melissa Hathaway, the president of Hathaway Global Strategies, and a cybersecurity expert who served in two presidential administrations.
May 5, 2017
Supervisory Special Agent Edward You: Safeguarding the Bioeconomy
A breakfast by the ABA Standing Committee featuring Edward You of the FBI's Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.
Find more information about Special Agent You and his talk here.
February 23, 2017
Dr. Jason Matheny: Future Thoughts and Emerging Technologies in National Security
Dr. Matheny is the director of IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity) which funds high risk/high reward research to advance US Intelligence interests. He spoke on the intersection between technical research and legal policy in the security world.
January 17, 2017
Adam Segal: Hacked World Order
Adam Segal is an expert in cybersecurity and China policy with the Council on Foreign Relations, he joined the ABA for a talk and a Q&A session.
December 1, 2016
Ryan Crocker: Foreign Policy Challenges
Ambassador Crocker is a veteran of the foreign service department and has served as American ambassador to six countries across the Middle East.
June 28, 2016
Breakfast Program: Vice Admiral James W. Crawford
VADM Crawford joined the Standing Committee to discuss international maritime legal issues.
June 23, 2016
Encryption Demystified: What Congress Should Consider in the Encryption Debate
Hyatt Regency | Washington, DC
This panel discussion was co-sponsored by Baylor Law School. It was moderated by Daniel Silverberg (National Security Advisor, Office of Congressman Steny Hoyer) and the panelists included: Raj De (Partner, Mayer Brown), Suzan DelBene (Congresswoman, 1st Congressional District of Washington), Paul Rosenzweig (Founder, Red Branch Consulting PLLC | Senior Advisor, The Chertoff Group)
June 8, 2016
Book Talk: Global Intelligence Oversight
May 5, 2016
Robert Mueller: Morris I. Leibman Award Luncheon
The Standing Committee presented the 2015 Morris I. Leibman Award in Law and National Security to Robert Mueller, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2001-2013).
April 27, 2016
Laura Donohue: The Future of Foreign Intelligence
Laura Donohue, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, joined the Standing Committee to discuss her new book The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Age.
March 17, 2016
John Carlin: Recent Trends and Hot Topics in the National Security Cyber Field
John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, discussed the national security threat landscape and recent trends in the U.S. government’s whole-of-government approach to disrupting national security cyber threats.
February 16, 2016
Robert Litt: The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age
Robert Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joined the Standing Committee in a conversation about the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.
January 13, 2016
William Banks: Soldiers on the Home Front
Dean Banks analyzed the military's domestic role as it is shaped by law, and discussed what we must learn and do before the next crisis.