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May 28, 2017

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    • Understanding Interdisciplinary Responses to International Terrorism & Violent Extremisms

      In partnership with Emory University, George Washington University, and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Strategic Partnerships with Colleges and Universities—and with feedback from state and federal policymakers—graduate students in the College of Law and Maxwell School will share findings from their research on international terrorism and violent extremism. Topics include: The role of the UN in crafting international counterterrorism policy. Women’s leadership role in terrorist organizations. The importance of anti-extremist K-12 educational programs, such as Holocaust and atrocity education. Cross-cultural perspectives on what works in other settings (e.g., Israel, Egypt, Indonesia, Belgium, etc.). The experience of vulnerable communities…

    • Covered in Dust, Veiled by Shadow: Siege & Destruction of Aleppo Aleppo

      A white paper release, information session, and panel discussion on key crimes that happened during the Siege of Aleppo, Syria, and what is next for the city that fell in December 2016 and its people.

    • Assad’s Chemical Attacks and the US Response: The Operational, Strategic, and Legal Context Syria_panel

      Panel discussion with: William C. Banks, Director, INSCT Robert B. Murrett, Deputy Director, INSCT James Steinberg, University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, & Law

    • The Law of Conflict: International Law in a Combat Environment, with CPT Brian Cox Law of Conflict

      CPT Brian L. Cox is the brigade judge advocate (BJA) for the Division Artillery (DIVARTY) brigade of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY, a position he’s held since October 2015. As the BJA for DIVARTY, he is the primary legal advisor for the joint fires enterprise for the division. Before his current assignment, Cox was the trial counsel for 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum from March 2014 until October 2015. His additional duties at Fort Drum include serving as a Special Assistant US Attorney and as a field screening officer. Before coming to Fort Drum, Cox…

    • New Allies in an Ancient Conflict Zone: The Middle East of Today & Tomorrow, with Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot

      Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot (Res.) is former Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (2009-2014), where he helped identify and implement the Israeli Government’s civil policy in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip. Prior to this position, he was a military secretary to three ministers of defense (2004-2009); Home Front Command Chief of Staff (2001-2004); and Head of Organization Department, Planning Directorate, IDF General Staff (1999-2001). Dangot holds an MBA (2014) from Bar-Ilan University. He comes to SU courtesy of the Our Soldiers Speak program.      


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    • William C. Banks Included in Law.com’s Review of the Special Counsel Appointment

      The school year is already over at many law campuses across the country, but plenty of legal academics are staying busy helping the media and public decode Robert Mueller’s appointment last week as special counsel. Mueller is tasked with investigating President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, that country’s interference in the 2016 election, and Trump’s dismissal of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. News outlets large and small have called on law professors to explain the history and role of special prosecutors, the challenges and limitations they face, and to forecast what it all might…

    • Need to Know: David M. Crane Explains Security Clearances & Classification with Spectrum Security Clearances

      Security Gaffes in the White House Cause Intelligence Expert Grave Concern (Spectrum | May 22, 2017) This is a special edition of SPECTRUM featuring intelligence expert, David Crane. The way President Trump is dismissive of “intelligence briefings” and makes disclosure decisions without prior consultation with intelligence experts causes grave concern to a long time security veteran. Recently, the news has focused on security gaffes in the White House. Some reports have said that President Trump gave the Russians intelligence information that was classified at the highest level of secrecy. It is reported, by Trump’s National Security Advisor, that he made…

    • Explaining the Special Counsel: William C. Banks Speaks to Factcheck.org Special Counsel

      Special Counsel Q&A (Factcheck.org | May 19, 2017) On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Trump responded by calling the investigation a “witch hunt.” At a May 18 press conference, Trump said: “Well, I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt. And there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign — but I can always speak for myself — and…

    • Corri Zoli Helps WSTM Preview John Katko Town Hall Meeting

      WSTM (Syracuse, NY) preview of the Congressman John Katko Town Hall forum at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY on May 15, 2017. Corri Zoli’s clip starts at 11 m 51 s.

    • Tremendous Integrity: William C. Banks Discusses Robert Mueller’s Appointment with Bloomberg Robert_Mueller

      Robert Mueller Garners Bipartisan Support in New Role Former Massachusetts Governor and principal and ML Strategies William Weld and William Banks, director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse Law School, discuss the selection of Robert Mueller to lead the Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential election. They speak June Grasso and Greg Stohr on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2017-05-18/robert-mueller-garners-bipartisan-support-in-new-role-audio