Law and Public Policy

Emerging Trends in Modern Warfare Conference

Emerging Trends in Modern Warfare Conference

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The Emerging Trends in Modern Warfare conference will consist of two panels discussing different changes that are happening in the ways the United States military operates. The first panel focuses on the practical operational considerations that are necessary when people from the military, law enforcement, and intelligence communities work together and how this convergence is actually working in the field. The second panel focuses on the Constitutional, International Humanitarian Law, and Law of Armed Conflict issues that arise when these components operate together overseas.

 

When

Sept. 21, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where

Seminar rooms 4 and 5 (S-4 and S-5). University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817 Map & Directions

Cost

  • General Admission — $20
  • MCLE Credit (Pacific McGeorge Alumni) — $25
  • MCLE Credit (non-Alumni) — $40
  • Students and Pacific McGeorge Faculty — Free
  • Register & Pay

Contact

For more information, please call 916.739.7138 or send an email to mlsatmcgeorge@pacific.edu.

Program

8:30 to 9 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m Panel 1: The Operational Convergence Between the Military, the Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement

  • Herb Brown, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Dana Dyson, Deputy Chief, CIA Office of General Counsel’s Operations Division
  • James Schmidli, Deputy General Counsel for Operations, Defense Intelligence Agency
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Panel 2: Constitutional and International Legal Challenges Related to Modern Warfare Tactics, Technology, and Practices

  • Professor John Sims, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Ms. Anne Quintin, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Professor Gregory McNeal, Pepperdine University School of Law
2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

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Law and Public Policy

Law Enforcement or Intelligence? Divergent Organizational Goals in US Counterterrorism

GregMcNealICSR

I will be in London today, appearing at the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation at Kings College.  My talk is entitled “Law Enforcement or Intelligence? Divergent Organizational Goals in U.S. Counterterrorism.”

The talk will describe the organizational structure of the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division, the organization’s relationship with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and their relationship with FBI field offices.  The talk is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on studies in organizational theory, public administration, public policy and law.  After describing the organizational structure and relationships I will shift my attention to the normative, analyzing the risks and benefits associated with the U.S. approach.

ICSR is a unique partnership which brings together four great academic institutions: King’s College London; the University of Pennsylvania; the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel); and the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy.  The aim and mission of ICSR is to educate the public in relation to diplomacy and strategy, public administration and policy, security and counter-terrorism and international conflict resolution.

ICSR maintains a great blog “FREErad!cals” here.

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