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ABA Conferences

ABA 27th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law
Thursday, November 16, 2017 to Friday, November 17, 2017
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St., NW

Washington, DC. ~ Program ~ Registration ~ at the ABA website

Co-Sponsors: The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security; Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law; and the Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Join us in the Annual Review Conference’s 27th year as we address the most pertinent issues facing national security law practitioners today!

ABA 26th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law
Monday, November 14, 2016 to Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Capital Hilton 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
ABA 25th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law
Thursday, November 5, 2015 to Friday, November 6, 2015
The Capital Hilton 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Center Conferences

From its inception in April 1981, the Center has recognized a need to provide a forum for informed public debate on issues of national security law. Consistent with this goal, much of the Center's work over the years has involved hosting or co-hosting conferences and seminars in Charlottesville and elsewhere. Over the years, the Center has sponsored and co-sponsored dozens of academic conferences on a wide range of topics, including: the First Amendment and the role of the press in military operations; arms control; international trade and technology transfer; the War Powers Resolution; promoting democracy and the Rule of Law abroad; the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; and the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice. The Center frequently sponsors conferences with the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security (which was chaired by Center scholars during most of the 1980s and early 1990s) as well as with the Army JAG School (located adjacent to the University of Virginia Law School), and the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke Law School (established in 1994 with the assistance and encouragement of the Virginia Center).

Past conferences include:

A Region in Turmoil: Conflicts in the Middle East--Law and Policy (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen)

Caplin Auditorium, UVA Law School

Legal experts from academia, the diplomatic community and the defense community assess ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.

Program ~ More Information ~ Video ~ Streaming Audio

Other Programs

Professor Moore Discusses Lifting the Fog of War

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

This presentation by Professor John Norton Moore, the former chairman of the United States Institute of Peace was held on October 11, 2017, at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security. Professor Moore discussed the state of the art in understanding war, as well as a new theory of international relations.  Traditional theories of international relations have long sought to better understand the origins of war.  The last few decades have made important breakthroughs, including recognition of "the democratic peace".

Panel: “The Conflict in Syria: Wherefore International Law?”

Thursday, November 17, 2016

This panel discussion focused on the many international legal issues associated with the ongoing conflict in Syria.

UVA Law School Special Forum

Glenn Gerstell Discusses NSA’s Current and Future Challenges

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Glenn Gerstell, general counsel for the National Security Agency, discusses current challenges in national security, life in the general counsel’s office and careers in national security law.

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Panel: Women in National Security Law and U.S. Cybersecurity

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Panelists discuss how the roles and responsibilities related to U.S. cybersecurity are shared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense and the private sector, and how each woman has become involved in this aspect of national security law.

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