9/11 – A Retrospective Legal Discussion
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2011 — Ten years after the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security came together just days after Sept. 11 to discuss legal issues that would better prepare the nation against terror attacks, the committee is reconvening with the breakfast program, “9/11 – A Retrospective Legal Discussion.” This program, moderated by Harvey Rishikof, chair of the committee, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 15, 8 – 9 a.m., at the University Club in Washington, D.C.
The discussion will explore issues related to cybersecurity and cyberwar; military commissions; international aspects of 9/11; homeland security; an assessment of government reaction; defense issues; and intelligence reform.
Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
ABA Standing Committee Members including:
- John Altenburg
Appointing authority for military commissions
- Judge James E. Baker
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- Judith Miller
Former general counsel for the Department of Defense (1994-1999)
- Judge William Sessions
Former director, FBI (1987-1993)
- Suzanne E. Spaulding
Principal, Bingham Consulting Group
- Judge William Webster
Former director, FBI (1978-1987)
Former director, CIA (1987-1991)
“9/11 – A Retrospective Legal Discussion” Breakfast Program
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
8 – 9 a.m.
1135 16th Street, N.W.
For media credentialing, please contact Alexandra Buller at Alexandra.Buller@Americanbar.org. There is no charge for media to attend this event.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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