Call For Participants &Proposals @ The National Security Law Workshop

The National Security Law Workshop, now in its eighth year, is a unique event. It brings civilian law faculty, Judge Advocates, ICRC representatives, and other government legal advisers together for two days of dialogue on national security law topics. The event is in May but attendance and presentation requests are due by March 20th.


This year’s event will follow last year’s format, with an emphasis on roundtable discussions. Towards this end, we hereby solicit proposals to lead a roundtable discussion of a particular topic. Proposals should include a brief (no more than one page) discussion explaining the topic and its significance. And while we anticipate that a number of the discussion sessions will focus on the law relating to armed conflict, we also encourage proposals on a broader array of national security topics. Applications are due by March 20th.


Please submit your proposals or attendance requests to both:

Bobby Chesney ( ), and
Geoff Corn ( )

by close of business on March 20th. Currently, we anticipate accepting 25-30 total attendees.

Sponsored by:
The International Committee of the Red Cross
The South Texas College of Law
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas—Austin

May 14-15, 2014
Location: Houston (South Texas College of Law)



Brennan Center Discussion on Intelligence

Rethinking Intelligence:
What Will the Intelligence Enterprise
Look Like in 10 Years?

In partnership with Defense One, former FBI veteran and Brennan Center Fellow Michael German interviewed former intelligence officials, congressional staffers, academic researchers, and advocates for an inside look at underlying structural and strategic problems in U.S. intelligence programs. Their arguments tackle three fundamental questions: what is the scope of the new intelligence community, why does it sometimes fail, and how should the U.S. reform it?

Join intelligence experts for an in-depth discussion about what’s working and what’s not with U.S. intelligence practices as well as a candid discussion about the future of national security policy. Interviews from the Brennan Center’s “Rethinking Intelligence” video project will also be screened.