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Security Challenges After September 11th: National and International Perspectives

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February 25, 2002

Dear Colleague:

The Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University, in conjunction with Duke's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Global Capital Markets Center, the Duke Law School's Program in Public Law, and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, will sponsor a major conference at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina on April 11-12, 2002, entitled Security Challenges After September 11th: National and International Perspectives. We cordially invite you to attend.

The terrorist attacks some five months ago upon the World Trade Center and the Pentagon not only prompted military action by the United States against members of al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, but also served to forge a disparate coalition of countries committed to countering the threat of terrorism throughout the world. The national and international resolve to deal with this threat is firm, yet many questions remain as to how best to deal with terrorists, terrorist organizations, and states which harbor them. Is the use of military force against terrorist organizations and harboring states both legal and appropriate? What actions can and should the global community take to eradicate terrorism worldwide, and what are the long term policy considerations to such actions? What is the most appropriate legal forum for the prosecution of terrorists? What steps can the United States take to better defend against further attacks within this country? Our Duke conference will assemble a prestigious group of national and international scholars, policymakers and commentators who will take an interdisciplinary approach to these and other related questions concerning terrorism, analyzing them from a legal, policy and ethical dimension.

As noted above, the conference will be held at the Washington Duke Inn at 3001 Cameron Boulevard in Durham, immediately adjacent to Duke's West Campus. A block of rooms has been reserved for this conference, but you must make your reservation with the hotel ((919) 490-0999) or (800) 443-3853) by 5 p.m. on March 20th, 2002. The single/double room rate for the conference is $144.00/$159.00 plus tax, so please advise the Reservation Office that you are with the Duke University School of Law conference and mention "booking number 2282" , to receive the group rate. Other hotels/motels, conveniently located to the conference site, are available in the area. Making your hotel reservation and guaranteeing late arrival, if necessary, will be your responsibility. Although there is no registration fee to attend the conference, the cost for the conference meals for those attending is $25.00 for each of the two luncheons and $50.00 for the Thursday evening reception and dinner.

Checks are to be made payable to the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security and returned with the completed registration form by April 1st. In the event you should find it necessary to cancel your meal reservations, a refund will be provided if notice of cancellation in writing is received at the Center by Friday, April 5th.

I hope to see you at the Washington Duke Inn for this important conference.

Sincerely,

SCOTT L. SILLIMAN
Executive Director


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