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


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 cls@juris.law.nyu.edu.

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 mcquadem@juris.law.nyu.edu.

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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