Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Center on Law, Ethics and National Security

Founded in 1993, the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security promotes education and discussion of the complex and diverse issues involved in national security, such as the legal and policy implications of counterterrorism operations at home and abroad, the role of the respective branches of government in security matters, the international law of armed conflict, the impact of security issues on international business endeavors, and the ethical issues of the practice of national security law.


Upcoming Events

  • February 17: Professor Dunlap will participate Hoover Institution “Book Soiree” discussing Professor Orde Kittre’s new book “Lawfare” with Professor Jack Goldsmith of Harvard University, Wash., DC

  • February 19: LENS will host General Martin E. Dempsey, USA (Ret.), the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and current Rubenstein Fellow at Duke for a luncheon presentation.

  • March 21: Professor Dunlap will participate in a symposium on done warfare at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

  • March 23: Professor Dunlap will make a presentation for Shared Learning of Chapel Hill, as part of the Lindgren Lecture Series, Chapel Hill, NC.

  • April 26-28: Professor Dunlap will participate in the EUCOM-SHAPE International Legal Conference, in Warsaw, Poland.

  • June 5: Professor Dunlap will teach classes on "Lawfare" and on "Civil-Military Relations" at the 24th National Security Law Institute at the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

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Annual LENS Conference
Hybrid Threats = Hybrid Law?

February 26-27, 2016
Hybrid Threats = Hybrid Law?

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Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
Box 90358
Durham, North Carolina, 27708-0358

For more information, contact Victoria Zellefrow, at 919-613-8545

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