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ABA 23rd Annual Review of the Field: National Security Law in a Changed World

October 31-November 1, 2013, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Registration Form (pdf) // Online Registration Form // Further information // Letter of invitation //Program

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Teaching National Security Law: Lawyers in the National Security Process

September 28, 2013, at the University of Virginia School of Law. Sponsored by the ABA, CNSL, and additional institutions. Program. Synopsis of event.
Audio files: Panel II (National Security Process) ~ Mary DeRosa luncheon keynote (note: DeRosa file loads very slowly)

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ABA 22nd Annual Review of the Field: National Security Law in a Changed World

November 29-30, 2012, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Registration Form (pdf) // Online Registration Form // Further information // Letter of invitation //Program //Webcasts

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ABA 21st Annual Review of the Field: National Security Law in a Changed World

December 1-2, 2011, Washington, DC, Program

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ABA 20th Annual Review of the Field: National Security Law in a Changed World

November 4-5, 2010, Washington, DC, Program

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ABA 19th Annual Review of the Field: National Security Law in a Changed World

November 12-13, 2009, Washington, DC, Program

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FORUM: The Shoot-Down of the Failing NRO Satellite: Implications for ICBM Missile Defense

October 9, 2008, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Room SR 385 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC. Brochure.

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ABA 18th Annual Review of the Field: National Security Law in a Changed World

November 6-7, 2008, Washington, DC Program

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The Global War on Terrorism

Special Forum at UVA Law School
November 10, 2005
Summary & video clips

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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:

National Security Law in a Changed World: The Seventeenth Annual Review of the Field (2007)
National Security Law in a Changed World: The Sixteenth Annual Review of the Field (2006)
National Security Law in a Changed World: The Fifteenth Annual Review of the Field (2005)
National Security Law in a Changed World: The Fourteenth Annual Review of the Field (2004)
National Security Law in a Changed World: The Thirteenth Annual Review of the Field (2003)
National Information Infrastructure Protection in the 21st Century (1998)

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Capitol Hill Forum Series

The Center also sponsors a Capitol Hill Forum series to provide timely expertise to members of Congress and their staffs on current national security legal issues. For example, shortly after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, the Center brought prominent experts to the Rayburn House Office Building to participate in a discussion of legal issues surrounding the ongoing debate over possible U.S. responses to that crisis. Other programs in this series have included a debate over repealing the War Powers Resolution (featuring House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde and former Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committee Chairman Lee Hamilton), and a panel on the future of the U.S.-Soviet ABM Treaty.

Past Capitol Hill Forums include The ABM Treaty in a Changed World: Cornerstone of Stability or Part of the Problem? (1999)