October 8, 2008
New York University School of Laws Center on Law and Security will host a conference called Afghanistan Today: Drugs, Detention, and Counterinsurgency on Friday, October 17, 2008, at NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between Macdougal and Sullivan Streets).
As the U.S. engages in war as well as continued attempts at building infrastructure in Afghanistan, this conference will consider a wide-ranging set of questions in order to clarify policy choices regarding military and civilian investment in the country. What is the current state of the Taliban? What role does NATO play? What are the possibilities for increasing the size of the Afghan army and embedding U.S. advisors and troops? The conference promises to provide a comprehensive picture of the challenges facing Americas foreign policy establishment as one administration transitions power to the next.
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former United States ambassador to the United Nations, will deliver the keynote address.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.992.8854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete schedule, please go to: http://www.lawandsecurity.org/events/AfghanistanToday.cfm.
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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.
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