2011 Conference Program:

Opening Remarks


William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center

Panel 1: Addressing the State Secrets Privilege


Louis Fisher, Scholar in Residence, The Constitution Project
Daryl Joseffer, Partner, King & Spaulding LLP; former Principal Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Eric Lichtblau, National Security Reporter, The New York Times
Heather Sawyer, Counsel, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Moderator: Laura Donohue, Acting Director of the Center on National Security and the Law and Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Panel 2: Pursuing Accountability for Human Rights Violations in the National Security Context: Domestic, Regional and International Strategies


Katherine Gallagher, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
James A. Goldston, Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative
Ben Wizner, Litigation Director, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union Moderator: Melina Milazzo, Pennoyer Fellow, Human Rights First

Panel 3: Accountability for Private Security Contractors


Ilona Cohen, Majority Counsel, Senate Committee on Armed Services
Mark DeWitt, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Triple Canopy
Richard Fontaine, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Jason Pielemeier, Special Advisor, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State
Moshe Schwartz, Specialist in Defense Acquisition Policy, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service
Moderator: Devon Chaffee, Advocacy Counsel, Human Rights First