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March 19, 2019

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    • Crisis in the Congo

      Oct. 4, 2018 Noon Eggers 060 (Global Collaboratory) Jason Stearns is Director of the Congo Research Group at New York University and author of Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa. He obtained his Ph.D. from Yale University and has served in various roles for Congolese and international NGOs and the United Nations. Part of the David F. Everett Postconflict Reconstruction Speaker Series CO-SPONSORS: INSCT, MAXWELL AFRICAN SCHOLARS UNION

    • World_War_I

      Command and Control Doctrinal Challenges in the British Army: From the Trenches to the War on Terror WITH: Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton WHEN: Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Eggers 151 (History Department Conference Room) World War I saw the greatest challenge to military command and control the world had ever seen. A combination of factors produced a “wicked” problem that profoundly changed land warfare. There were no easy solutions, and generals in all armies struggled to adjust. In this lecture, Professor Gary Sheffield looks at the British army’s experience, examining topics such as command…

    • National Security Law

      INSCT Director James E. Baker and Professor Emeritus William C. Banks will represent the Institute at the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security’s 28th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference, taking place Nov. 1-2, 2018 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington DC. This premier national security law conference includes panels focusing on vital topics, including: Space Law: Issues and Progress Legal Issues Confronting the Military National Security Law Community The 4th Amendment, Surveillance and the Future, preceded by a special keynote luncheon address by Glenn Gerstell, General Counsel, National Security Agency Reviewing Current Controversies…

    • Kira Jumet is Assistant Professor of Government at Hamilton College. Her research focuses on protest mobilization leading up to and during the 2011 and 2013 Egyptian uprisings, including the relationship between emotions and protest participation. Her most recent book is Contesting the Repressive State: Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring (Oxford University Press, 2017). In her book Jumet asks, “Why and how did thousands of Egyptian citizens suddenly take to the streets against the Mubarak regime in January 2011?” With insights based on 170 interviews conducted in Egypt during the Arab Spring, she argues that individuals are rational…

    • Reggie Govan, the former Chief Counsel of the FAA, played an integral role shaping public policy at the cutting edge of aviation technology, and he has a deep understanding of the impact of rapidly evolving innovative technology systems and operations on the regulatory environment. He is one of the architects of today’s regulatory framework for expanding commercial drone operations, ensuring counter-drone security, and expanding performance-based rulemaking. Govan is an advocate for a comprehensive reconsideration of the relative roles of federal, state, local, and tribal governments and of private industry to support low-altitude commercial drone operations. Before joining the FAA, Govan…


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    • Emergency Powers

      Symposium on Presidential Emergency Powers: Legal Overview (C-Span | Jan 18, 2019) On Jan. 9, 2019, the Brennan Center for Justice and the R Street Institute hosted a symposium in Washington, DC, to consider the history, application and scope of presidential emergency powers. This portion of the symposium featured legal and policy experts—including INSCT Founding Director William C. Banks—who provided an overview of the range of executive powers that could be used by the president. The Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program Director Liza Goitein also addressed President Trump’s potential application of emergency powers to build a wall along…

    • Trump's Wall

      (China Daily | Jan. 9, 2019) The divide between the US administration and congressional Democrats on funding a border wall was laid bare before a national audience who followed President Donald Trump’s first televised Oval Office address and a rebuttal from two congressional leaders on Tuesday night. The speech was made at a time when the partial government shutdown headed into a third week over the budget standoff between the president and Congress. Analysts said the impasse is going to linger, though both sides have agreed to continue talking. In his nine-minute national address, Trump laid out his case for…

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      Supreme Court has placed limits on presidential emergency powers, but that may not stop Trump (Los Angeles Times | Jan. 9, 2019) More than a half century ago, the Supreme Court in one of its most famous decisions boldly put a check on executive power, one that has been cited repeatedly as proof the president cannot declare a national emergency to bypass Congress. Many legal experts, however, say they are not confident the Constitution and the courts would stand in the way if President Trump were to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border. At…

    • State of Emergency

      State of Emergency: As the “Wall” Fight Looms, Has the Mueller Investigation Moved to its Final Stage? (On Topic | Jan. 10, 2019) Renato and Patti discuss the president’s “emergency” powers, including the limits of those powers, how they can be challenged, and how they should be reformed, with Syracuse Law Professor William C. Banks. They also speak at length with MSNBC Legal Analyst Mimi Rocah about many recent developments in the Mueller investigation, including the revelation that former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort provided private polling data to a Russian intelligence operative. Visit the podcast webpage.

    • Immigration Debate

      SU National Security Researcher Takes Fact-Based Approach to Charged Immigration Debate (WAER | Jan. 8, 2019) A Syracuse University researcher is trying to take the politics and emotions out of illegal immigration and border security, even with the president’s address to the nation Tuesday evening. Dr. Corri Zoli is Director of Research at the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. She says the political dynamics on both sides are counter-productive to arriving at a more permanent solution for the southern border. “If Congress had done a better job at clarifying immigration rules, laws, and statutes, which have been in need…

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