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NYU School of Law’s Center On Law and Security Hosts “Afghanistan Today: Drugs, Detention, and Counterinsurgency,” Oct. 17

October 8, 2008
N-82, 2008-09

MEDIA ADVISORY

New York University School of Law’s 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 America’s 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 cls@juris.law.nyu.edu.

For a complete schedule, please go to: http://www.lawandsecurity.org/events/AfghanistanToday.cfm.

To make a press reservation, please contact Jason Casell at 212.998.6849 or jason.casell@nyu.edu.

  • WHAT: “Drugs, Detention, and Counterinsurgency: Afghanistan Now”
  • WHO: Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former United States ambassador to the United Nations

Other participants include:

  • Peter Bergen, Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; fellow, Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law;
  • Steve Coll, president and CEO, The New America Foundation; staff writer, The New Yorker;
  • Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law, New York University School of Law;
  • Hekmat Karzai, director, Center for Conflict and Peace Studies in Kabul, Afghanistan;
  • Dr. David Kilcullen, former senior counterinsurgency advisor to Gen. David Petraeus;
  • Joanne Mariner, director, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program, Human Rights Watch;
  • Barney Rubin, director of studies and senior fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University;
  • Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize winning author and staff writer, The New Yorker
  • WHEN: Friday, October 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (between Macdougal and Sullivan Streets; Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street))

EDITOR’S NOTE
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


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