Opening Remarks

William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center

Panel 1 – Addressing the State Secrets Privilege


Laura Donohue (moderator), Acting Director of the Center on National Security and the Law and Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

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

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


Melina Milazzo (moderator), Pennoyer Fellow, Human Rights First

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

Luncheon Remarks

Robert F. Muse, Partner, Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP

Panel 3  Accountability for Private Security Contractors


Devon Chaffee (moderator), Advocacy Counsel, Human Rights First

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