2012 Seminar

“In modern foreign affairs and national and international security governance, the policy and subject area experts and lawyers attend the same meetings, hash out common policy positions, and worry about how to implement their prescriptions. Yet the international affairs experts and national security lawyers work in parallel, not together. They speak different professional languages, and their analytic reference points and methods are normally divergent, if not inharmonious. At times, a good deal of energy in governance is spent finding common ground between the lawyers and the policy experts.”

“The objective of the Conference is to explore ways to enrich the education in our related but disparate disciplines by exposing one side and its methods and ways of approaching problems to the other. Faculty from Law and IA schools and practitioners from government and think tanks will be invited to engage in panel discussions and spirited debate and discussion organized around a series of themes.¬† Topics may include inter-agency/whole of government approaches to problem solving, real world governance in national security, interdisciplinary teaching of IA and Law to graduate and law students, and translating theory into practice and advice into policy. Two keynote speakers will emphasize the conference themes and showcase the intersection of our fields.”

–William C. Banks,¬†Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University¬†