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The Week that Will Be

Ritika Singh, Yishai Schwartz
Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

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  • Tues, April 22 at 10 am: Georgetown Law hosts "Privacy Principles in an Era of Massive Data." Speakers include FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, Julie Cohen, Robert Groves, Edward Montgomery, Chris Wolf and Ben.
  • Tues, April 22 at 7 pm: The Lannan Center at Georgetown University presents "Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets, and Whistleblowers in the Security State." The event will feature an address by Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald will speak by video, and other guests will include Thomas Drake, Ray McGovern, Jesselyn Radack, and Coleen Rowley.
  • Thurs, April 24 at 1:30 pm: Brookings' Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence will host "South Asia’s Elections and Governance: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India." The panel, which will include senior fellows and former U.S. ambassadors, will assess the implications of Afghanistan’s and India’s elections for governance in the two countries and for the bilateral and trilateral relationships among Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, as well as for U.S. policy.
  • Mon, April 28--Fri, May 2: Al Nashiri motions hearings.
  • Mon, April 28 at 10 am: The Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at Brookings will host the release of the Deep Cuts Commission’s first report, “Preparing for Deep Cuts: Options for Enhancing Euro-Atlantic and International Security.”
  • Mon, April 28 at 12:30 am: Brookings' Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence will host a discussion entitled "How Might U.S. Defense Policy Change in the Years Ahead?" Representative Mac Thornberry (R-Tex.) and Representative Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) will be featured speakers at the event.

Academic Announcements

The NSA and AALS January 2015: Call for Papers

The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on National Security invites abstracts for the selection of two panelists for its 2015 Annual Meeting program, “The National Security Agency and the Rule of Law.”  The topic is timely, including changes in Fourth Amendment doctrine, statutory frameworks, and presidential guidance.  Abstracts that explore the balance between liberty and security in a shifting threat landscape are welcome.  The Journal of National Security Law and Policy will publish the two papers chosen by the Section’s Program Committee (and may publish other papers designated by the Committee); the two authors will present their papers as part of the Section Program in Washington, D.C. on January 2-5, 2015.  This invitation is open to all full-time faculty members at AALS member schools.  Abstracts, which should be no more than 1,000 words in length, should be submitted by August 15, 2014 to section chair Peter Margulies of Roger Williams University School of Law,

Ritika Singh was a project coordinator at the Brookings Institution where she focused on national security law and policy. She graduated with majors in International Affairs and Government from Skidmore College in 2011, and wrote her thesis on Russia’s energy agenda in Europe and its strategic implications for America.
Yishai Schwartz is a third-year student at Yale Law School. Previously, he was an associate editor at Lawfare and a reporter-researcher for The New Republic. He holds a BA from Yale in philosophy and religious studies.

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