Register now for February’s 2018 LENS national security conference!
Yes, registration is now open for the 2018 national security conference hosted by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security on February 23-24 at Duke Law School! This year’s theme is “Complexity and Security: The Role of the Law?” and the agenda is a spectacular one, so please check it out here. Most of all, I urge you to register now!!!
We are extremely fortunate to have the conference keynoted by Brian Egan, the former Legal Adviser to the State Department, and now a partner with Steptoe & Johnson. He’ll be followed by Duke Law’s own authentic genius – Nita Farahany – who will speak about the ethical and legal issues associated with scientific enhancement of human beings into ‘super soldiers.” Anyone who’s seen Nita speak, knows this is an absolutely not-to-be missed presentation!
We’re bringing back Dean Cheng, one of our most popular speakers ever, to bring us up to date about all things China.
Cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind, so we’ll have a panel of the top experts including Kathleen Hamm, Ari Schwartz, and John Reed Stark. We’ll also have Monika Bickert from Facebook back again to talk about security and social media. Duke Law’s
Shane Stansbury, the newest member of the LENS team, will moderate a panel of luminaries about the investigation and prosecution of national security cases. It includes John Cronan, a Deputy Assistant Attorney General (who formerly headed the SDNY Terrorism Unit), fabled FBI agent Frank Pellegrino along with Laura Pitter, the highly-respected counsel from Human Rights Watch, and Duke Law’s own superstar professor Lisa Griffin.
Authors Ken Watkin (Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict’) and Jeremy Rabkin (Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War) will have their respective new books discussed by Bill Banks, our friend and legal expert from Syracuse Law School, and LENS conference favorite, Rita Siemion of Human Rights First.
A sure-to-fascinate panel is the one moderated by National War College professor Col Adam Oler and composed of Air Force Lt Gen (s) Jeff Rockwell (the Air Force’s Judge Advocate general-select), Army BG Pat Huston (who commands the Army JAG School) Marine Lt. Col. Alan L. Schuller (currently assigned to the Naval War College International Law Division), and Emory Law School professor Laurie Blank (who is Director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic). It’ll explore how 21st century conflicts have created unprecedented legal complexities. Prof (Col) Oler will also present a unique ethics presentation.
And, of course, we’ll have the enormously popular networking reception and conference dinner at the beautiful Washington Duke Inn.
BTW, the conference has been approved by Pennsylvania for 10.5 hours of CLE, including two hours of ethics. (A CLE application has been made to NC, and we are awaiting approval.)
Here’s the key: the conference fills up very quickly, so please, please register now!!! Don’t miss out!
See you in February!!!