National Security: Up Close and Personal
Friday, November 14, 8:00 a.m., Wesemann Hall
The symposium will focus on national security issues that affect the United States and every citizen within United States boundaries. The first panel will provide an in-depth discussion of local terrorism, including citizen terrorists and a discussion of the Chicago-based case regarding suspected terrorist, Adel Daoud. The second panel will address issues regarding privacy rights of United States citizens, including the constitutionality of data gathering programs as revealed by whistle-blower, Edward Snowden. Each panel is comprised of scholars and practitioners who are geographically and politically diverse and will provide a balanced discussion of the issues.
Schedule of Presentations:
8:15-9:15 a.m.: Introduction to National Security and Opening Remarks
Professor Jimmy Gurule, University of Notre Dame Law School
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.: The Effect of Home-Grown Terrorism
Mr. Thomas Anthony, Durkin, Durkin & Roberts
Mr. David Nevin, Nevin, Benjamin, McKay & Bartlett, LLP
11:00 – 12:30: Privacy and Constitutional Rights Associated with Data-Gathering Programs
Professor Catherine Lotrionte, Georgetown University
Mr. Joseph Ferguson, Inspector General, City of Chicago
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