CENTER FOR ETHICS AND THE RULE OF LAW​

Professional Ethics in National Security Law and Policy

October 4 -
 4, 2013

The Conference

Conflicts between the norms by which professionals are governed and more general national security norms are currently widespread in professional life. Journalists may feel obligated to divulge information they regard as vital for a fully informed public, yet the norms of national security bar disclosure. Lawyers, doctors and psychologists have been asked to help implement policies that conflict with standards of conduct in their processions. Medical researchers seeking to publish research findings are often pressured to withhold information that could have a dual military use. This conference will explore conflicts between professional and national security norms as they arise in six different professions: journalism, law, medicine, mental health, sciences, and business.

This program has been approved for 7 hours of for ethics credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE should bring separate payment ($70 fee, or $35 fee for public interest/non-profit attorneys) – cash or check- made payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.” If you are not attending the entire conference and are seeking CLE credit, the fee is $15 per credit hour.

Schedule

(All panels will take place in Fitts Auditorium)
Printable Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.Panel 1:  Journalists and National Security Reporting:  The Ethics of Leaks

Moderator:
Professor Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University

Panelists:
Professor Jane Kirtley, University of Minnesota Law
Professor Kevin Smith, Ohio State University
Dr. Stephen Ward, University of Oregon
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Panel 2:  Medical Ethics and the Problem of Dual Use

Moderator:
Professor Kevin Govern, Ave Maria School of Law

Panelists:    
Professor Jonathan Marks, Penn State Law
Dr. Harvey Rubin, University of Pennsylvania Medicine
Professor John Winn, Shenandoah University
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Panel 3:  Government Lawyers:  Advocates or Ethical Watchdogs?

Moderator:
Professor David Luban, Georgetown University

Panelists:
Ms. Catherine Gibson, Legal Adviser, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal
Professor Marty Lederman, Georgetown University Law
Mr. Alberto Mora, Former Navy General Counsel
Professor W. Bradley Wendel, Cornell Law School
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Panel 4:  Mental Health Professionals and Their Role in the “War on Terror”

Moderator:
Professor Claire Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Panelists:
Dr. Gregg Bloche, Georgetown University Law
Dr. Marc Sageman, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Dr. Stephen Xenakis, Center for Translational Medicine
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.Panel 5:  National Security Dilemmas in the Corporate World

Moderator:
Professor Amy Sepinwall, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:
Professor George Brenkert, Georgetown University
Mr. Bill Craven, Federal Systems
Ambassador Dell Dailey, Dell Dailey & Family
Dr. Leo Mackay, Lockheed Martin Corporation
 3:45 – 4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Panel 6:  The Role of Scientists and Engineers in National Security Technology

Moderator:
Professor Michael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:
Professor Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Michael Langman, Wharton Aerospace
Dr. Terry Wallace, Los Alamos National Laboratory
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Keynote Address

David Luban
Professor of Law and Philosophy
Georgetown University
6:00 p.m.Cocktail Reception

This program has been approved for 7 hours of for ethics credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE should bring separate payment ($70 fee, or $35 fee for public interest/non-profit attorneys) – cash or check- made payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.” If you are not attending the entire conference and are seeking CLE credit, the fee is $15 per credit hour.

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Participants

Dr. Gregg Bloche

Georgetown University Law

Professor George Brenkert

Georgetown University

Mr. Bill Craven 

Federal Systems

Ambassador Dell Dailey 

Dell Dailey and Family

Professor Martha Farah

University of Pennsylvania

Professor Claire Finkelstein

University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Catherine Gibson

Legal Adviser, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal

Professor Kevin Govern

Ave Maria School of Law

Professor Jane Kirtley

University of Minnesota Law

Professor Vijay Kumar 

University of Pennsylvania

Mr. Michael Langman

Wharton Aerospace

Professor Martin Lederman

Georgetown University Law 

Professor David Luban

 Georgetown University Law

Dr. Leo Mackay

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Mr. Alberto Mora 

Former Navy Gen. Counsel

Professor Jeffrey Rosen 

George Washington University

Dr. Harvey Rubin 

University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Marc Sageman

Foreign Policy Research Institute

Professor Amy Sepinwall

University of Pennsylvania

Professor Kevin Smith

Ohio State University

Dr. Terry Wallace 

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Stephen Ward

University of Oregon

Professor Michael Weisberg

University of Pennsylvania 

Professor John Winn

Shenandoah University

Dr. Stephen Xenakis 

Center for Translational Medicine

Contact us

For any questions regarding the conference or registration, please contact: Jennifer Cohen at jenn.cohen@appc.upenn.edu

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