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National Security since 9/11: New Norms for a New Decade?

April 14-15, 2011

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

To view streaming videos of the Conference sessions, click on the Conference Program link to the right (requires RealPlayer).

Sponsored by:

      both of Duke University School of Law

with the generous support of

All panel sessions will be held in Geneen and McClendon Auditoriums in the Fuqua School of Business; all meals will be in the R. David Thomas Center

The years since 9/11 have produced remarkable developments in national security law and policy. These developments are ongoing, and in their evolution novel issues continue to arise. These issues, which include indefinite detention of terrorists, information security, armed drones, airport security, and the protection of privacy in the cyber era all illustrate the tensions between the needs of security in an era of asymmetrical threats and the preservation of civil liberties and other interests in a democratic society. Additionally, dealing with these threats raises new and complicated challenges with respect to civil-military relations.

Using a format of six panels and three meal speakers, our conference will be examining these issues and a number of other security issues of the new decade. To do this, we have assembled a prestigious group of scholars, policymakers and commentators who will take an interdisciplinary approach to all these issues from both a legal and a policy perspective.

Download the Announcement from Prof. Silliman (pdf)