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Saturday, Nov. 15, 9:30 AM - 5 PM —- FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The NYU School of Law’s Center on Law and Security will host a one-day series of roundtables on the topic, “ARE WE SAFER? : TRANSFORMATIONS IN SECURITY SINCE 9/11.” The series will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South. The event is free and open to the public.

COME AND HEAR THE EXPERTS. Conference panelists—experts, educators, practitioners and policymakers-are all deeply immersed in security. They will provide an overview of security issues since 9/11 on a local, national and international level as well as discuss the defense measures instituted by the NYPD, Homeland Security, New York State and national and international agencies. Additional topics will include border control, money laundering, and the new law enforcement tactics and systems to counteract terrorism.

Panel I - “The View from New York” 9:30 to 11:00


  • RP Eddy, Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism at the Manhattan Institute, Formerly Senior Policy Officer to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • Mark Cohen, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the New York State Office of Public Security, New York State’s Homeland Security Office
  • Howard Safir, Chairman and CEO of SafirRosetti, Omnicom Group Inc, Formerly Police Commissioner of New York City
  • Peter Leitner, Director, Higgins Center for Counterterrorism
  • Dan Richman, Professor of Law, Fordham University

Panel II - “Securing the Homeland” 11:00-1:00


  • Larry Thompson, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Governance Studies at Brookings, Formerly Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Frank Cilluffo, Associate Vice President for Homeland Security at The George Washington University, Formerly Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security
  • Mary McCarthy, Visiting Fellow at Center for Strategic & International Studies, Formerly Senior Director for Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council
  • Lee Wolosky, Adjunct Fellow at The Center for Strategic & International Studies, Formerly Director for Transnational Threats and Director of the International Crime Group at the National Security Council
  • Commentator: Stephen Schulhofer, Robert B. McKay Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Panel III - A Safer World? 2:00-4:00


  • Keith Weston, Detective Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Anti Terrorist Branch, New Scotland Yard
  • Adam Tompkins, John Millar Chair of Public Law, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Kent Roach, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, Special Lecturer at the National University of Singapore and at the University of Siena on Comparative Anti-Terrorism law
  • Jeremy Shapiro, Associate director of the Center of the United States and France (CUSF) at the Brookings Institution and a research fellow in foreign policy studies
  • Commentator: Stephen Holmes, Walter E Meyer Professor, NYU School of Law

NYU Law School’s Center on Law and Security (CLS) is a research and policy center that studies the legal dimensions of security and counter terrorism at national and international levels. The CLS brings together experts, practitioners and policymakers in a series of colloquia, roundtables, conferences and publications. The CLS receives partial funding from NYU’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response.

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