Registration extended, keynote announced for “The University and National Security After 9/11”

Registration has been extended for the School of Law’s Arthur W. Fiske Memorial Lecture, “The University and National Security After 9/11.” The daylong symposium, cosponsored by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, will be held Sept. 23 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the School of Law Moot Courtroom (A59). The event is free and open to the public, and a webcast will be live and also available after the event for viewing on demand. The webcast and registration for the event can be found at For a full schedule and more details, click here.

The event will discuss the impact of post-9/11 national security concerns on universities and those who teach and learn within them. Additionally, the keynote address will cover “How the Culture of Surveillance and Security has Saturated the Culture of Higher Education.” The keynote speaker is Cary Nelson, emeritus professor in the Department of English at University of Illinois and president of the American Association of University Professors.

The symposium chair is Professor Robert Strassfeld, director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy and associate director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.

Additional speakers will be Professor David Abraham, University of Miami School of Law; Professor Ronald E. Doel of the Department of History at Florida State University and Center for Science Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark; Professor Hugh Gusterson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University; Professor Paul Joseph of the Department of Sociology and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Tufts University; Christopher King, director of Social Science Directorate, Human Terrain Systems, U.S. Army; Professor Rande Kostal of the School of Law at University of Western Ontario; Professor George R. Lucas Jr., Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair in Ethics, U.S. Naval Academy; Professor Joseph Margulies, Counsel of Record, Rasul v. Bush, Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Director of the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University Law School; Professor David Price of the Department of Anthropology at Saint Martin’s University; Professor Michael Scharf, John Deaver-Drinko Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law and director of the Frederick K. Cox, International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Professor Malini Schueller of the Department of English at University of Florida; and Professor Mark Solovey of the Institute for the Philosophy and History of Science and Technology at University of Toronto.