New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU's Center On Law and Security Hosts "Privatizing Defense: Blackwater, Contractors, and American Society," Apr. 3

March 5, 2008
N-315, 2007-08


NYU’s Center on Law and Security will present a half-day conference, “Privatizing Defense: Blackwater, Contractors, and American Security,” focusing on the outsourcing phenomenon and its ramifications for American institutions, the future of the military, and the national security community, on Thurs., Apr. 3, 2008, 1:45-5:45 p.m. at NYU School of Law’s Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets). Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). The event is free and open to the public, which should RSVP to

Speakers include: Jim Bond, senior counsel, foreign and international law, DynCorp; Doug Brooks, president, International Peace Operations Association; Phillip Carter, associate, McKenna, Long, & Aldridge; Laura Dickinson, professor, University of Connecticut Law School; Robert Grenier, managing director, Kroll, Inc.; David Hammond, partner, Crowell and Moring; Scott Horton, contributor, Harper’s Magazine; Robert O’Harrow, investigative reporter, The Washington Post; Nir Rosen, fellow, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law; Jeremy Scahill, author, Blackwater; and Paul Verkuil, professor of law, Cardozo School of Law.

To make a press reservation, please contact Maggie McQuade at 212.992.8640 or

The Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law is a bipartisan research and policy institute that is committed to examining the legal dimensions of counterterrorism and national security in the age of terror. The Center brings together national and international experts including policymakers, law enforcement officials, legal scholars, journalists, and others in an arena that generates local, national, and international awareness of security issues.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
School of Law, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Michael Orey | (914) 340-5555

Search News

NYU In the News

NYU Received a Record Number of Applications

Capital New York reported NYU received a record 60,322 applications for the class of 2019, an increase of about 15 percent since last year.

NYU Students Help City Crack Down on Hookah Bars

Capital New York reported that NYU students helped New York City crack down on hookah bars that illegally include tobacco in their hookahs:

Rudin Center Study Says Mass Transit Helps Economic Mobility

The Wall Street Journal wrote about a report by Wagner’s Rudin Center that showed that mass transit could be more important than education in determining economic mobility.

Brennan Center Report Says Campaign Spending Has Jumped

Frontline did a piece about a report by the Brennan Center for Justice that said that campaign spending by outside groups has more than doubled in the last five years.

NYU’s Dorms Ranked Among the Best in the Nation ranked NYU’s student residences third in the country in its list of best college dorms.


NYU Footer