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

  • January 14:  Professor Dunlap addresses the Carolina Meadows “University” on current issues of national security law

  • January 27:  Professor Dunlap will participate in the Connecticut Law Review’s 2017 symposium, entitled “Our Information Society: Security v. Surveillance” in Hartford, CT.

  • February 24-25: Annual LENS Conference

  • April 27:  Professor Dunlap will participate on the “Crossing the Line: The Law of War and Cyber Engagement," panel as part of the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law in Washington, DC.

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Annual LENS Conference
Cyber, Security & Surveillance: Truth & Consequences

February 24-25, 2017


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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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