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Posted June 18, 2013

Experts on National Security Law Convene at UVA Law to Discuss Drones, Cyber Threats, Terrorism

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John Norton Moore

Frederick P. Hitz, a distinguished fellow at the Center for National Security Law, a former inspector general at the CIA and author of "Why Spy?" and "The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage," discussed several topics at the National Security Law Institute, including U.S. use of predator drones and targeted killings.

A number of leading national security scholars, experts and government officials convened at the University of Virginia School of Law for the 21st National Security Law Institute, a two-week course sponsored by the Center for National Security Law at UVA.

Contact: Brian McNeill

The institute, which trains professors and government officials in national security law and explores topics such as terrorism, intelligence, cyber threats, detention, domestic surveillance and targeted drone killings, wrapped up on Friday.

Among the institute's highlights:

"Cyber Threats to U.S. National Security," with Stewart A. Baker

Baker, a former assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security and a former general counsel for the National Security Agency, discussed cyber threats facing the country. (MP3)

 

"Predator Drones and Targeted Killings," with Frederick P. Hitz

Hitz, a distinguished fellow at the Center for National Security Law, a former inspector general at the CIA and author of "Why Spy?" and "The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage," discussed several topics, including U.S. use of predator drones and targeted killings. (MP3)

 

"Transnational Terrorism," with M.E. "Spike" Bowman

Bowman, a distinguished fellow at the Center for National Security Law and a former senior counsel for national security law at the FBI, spoke on a variety of topics, including transnational terrorism. (MP3)

 

"How Constitutional Ideas Travel" with UVA Law Professor A.E. Dick Howard 

Howard gave a talk on "How Constitutional Ideas Travel: The Influence of the American Constitutional Experience on Other Countries and Cultures." (Video | MP3)