The Georgetown Law Center on National Security (CNS) has released a groundbreaking report, Social Media: The Canary in the Coal Mine. This initiative, led by CNS Director Professor Laura K. Donohue and a high-level Task Force, is the first to identify and comprehensively address national security threats to, and opportunities presented by, emerging social media technologies. The report assesses the future impact of artificial intelligence, extended reality, Web3, an advanced cyber infrastructure, and biodata collection, providing a detailed roadmap for all of society to establish a healthy digital world. It calls for the adoption of a Digital Bill of Rights and a Developer’s Code of Conduct, and it offers a set of information governance principles to govern future decision making.
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The Center on National Security (CNS) has been selected to coordinate international efforts to support the Ukrainian government in its investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed during the Russian invasion of their country. CNS will serve as the lead implementing organization of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA), originally announced by the United States, the United Kingdom, and European Union in May as a mechanism to coordinate their assistance to Ukrainian justice efforts. The ACA will bring together global teams of war crimes prosecutors, investigators, military strategists, strategic communicators and other international experts to help Ukrainian officials build their criminal cases in Ukraine courts.
The NatSec Tech incubator’s first project - Social Media & Tech 360: Innovation, Security, & Governance - addresses potential future threats and opportunities emanating from next generation social media. The Center announced today it has appointed a high level Task Force to tackle these issues and make actionable recommendations for the way forward. Task Force members include experts from diverse backgrounds, including from the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the US government, technology companies, traditional and next generation media, law, finance, civil society, and academia. Meet the Task Force.
On October 28th, 2021, the National Institute for Military Justice (NIMJ), along with the Georgetown Law’s Center on National Security, National Security Law Society, Military Law Society, and Journal of National Security Law and Policy, will hold a symposium recognizing NIMJ’s 30 years of educating the American public on military justice matters.
Georgetown Law’s Center on National Security Announces Appointment of Mark Chandler as Senior NatSec Tech FellowOctober 15, 2021 National Security & Technology
The Center on National Security is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Chandler, the former General Counsel of Cisco Systems, as a Senior Fellow with the Center’s National Security & Technology Program. As a nationally recognized tech law expert, Mr. Chandler will serve as a senior adviser to the Center’s NatSec Technology Incubator projects as well as mentor students focused on national security and technology.
NatSec 360, the Center’s new and exciting initiative to identify and address some of the most pressing concerns in national security law and policy is launching the first of four incubators: National Security & Technology (NatSec Tech).
Avril Danica Haines (JD '01) is the Director of National Intelligence for the Biden-Harris administration. She is the first woman to serve in the country’s most senior intelligence position. Ms. Haines previously served in the Obama Administration as the first female Deputy National Security Advisor and the first female Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to her appointment to the CIA, she served as Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs in the Office of White House Counsel.