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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…


  • News

    • Voting Booths

      William Banks, a professor at Syracuse University Law School, discusses the latest progress in the Mueller Probe, and how the probe, which began in the spring of 2017, could impact the midterm elections. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2018-10-16/affirmative-action-not-on-trial-in-harvard-case-podcast Banks’ segment begins at 8m 25s. 

    • Christopher Wray

      Professor Emeritus William C. Banks discusses the recent Senate testimony by FBI director Christopher Wray, who named China as the number one threat to the US. Banks also discusses the FBI’s handling of the second Justice Kavanaugh background check and the future of domestic unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) regulation, among other topics raised at the hearing. Banks’ segment starts at 6m 09s

    • Kavanaugh Probe

      Trump Advocates “Very Comprehensive” Kavanaugh Probe (Bloomberg Law | Oct. 1, 2018) William Banks, professor at Syracuse University Law School, discusses President Trump’s Monday comments, where he supported a “very comprehensive” investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Plus, Bloomberg News Supreme Court reporter Greg Stohr, discusses the start of the Supreme Court’s fall term and how Kavanaugh’s confirmation is impacting the high court. They speak with Bloomberg’s Peter Barnes and Amy Morris. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2018-10-01/trump-advocates-very-comprehensive-kavanaugh-probe-radio

    • "Torture Flights"

      The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT)—which counts as one of its Commissioners INSCT Research and Practice Associate David M. Crane—has published Torture Flights: North Carolina’s Role in the CIA Rendition and Torture Program. The report presents NCCIT’s investigatory findings on the issue of whether individuals or business entities located in the state of North Carolina, and acting out of its territory, participated in the US Government’s CIA-led torture program during the President George W. Bush Administration. The report’s sobering finding is that they did. The connection between North Carolina and the government-sponsored torture of the era is…

    • Rod Rosenstein

      Rosenstein, Trump Set Thursday Meeting at White House (Bloomberg Law | Sept. 24, 2018) William Banks, a professor at Syracuse University Law School, discusses Rod Rosenstein’s future in the Justice Department after Monday reports that he offered his verbal resignation to the White House. Plus, Steve Sanders, a professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, discusses Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, which is in further doubt on Monday after a second woman accused the appeals court judge of sexual misconduct. They speak with Bloomberg’s June Grasso. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2018-09-24/rosenstein-trump-set-thursday-meeting-at-white-house-radio  

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