Rangita de Silva de Alwis led course focused on women and intersectionality in security

CERL Affiliated Faculty Rangita de Silva de Alwis taught a course entitled “Continuing Conflict: Old Challenges and New Debates” at Harvard Kennedy School. Students collaborated with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent members and other ambassadors to the United Nations to examine two continuing conflict zones—Afghanistan and the Sahel region in Africa—looking specifically at the […]

Mark Fallon urges trust be restored between police and the public

CERL Advisory Council member Mark Fallon is quoted in an article for Time about why police should not be permitted to lie about evidence to suspects in an investigation. According to Fallon, “There are far too many confession-driven practices that exploit weaknesses and lack dignity. Police should be banned from lying to suspects during interrogation. […]

Anita Allen featured in a profile for Diverse Issues in Higher Education

CERL Affiliated Faculty Anita Allen, an interdisciplinary thinker with a storied career in law, bioethics, and data protection, discusses her recent 2022 Bioethics Founders’ Award in a profile for Diverse Issues in Higher Education. “So, I think what I bring to the table, any table at which I sit, is not just an interest in […]

Businesses have an “ethical responsibility” to solve the climate problem, Eric Orts explains

An article for Wharton Global Youth Program highlights CERL Affiliated Faculty Eric Ort’s latest research around the role that businesses can play in addressing climate-related issues. According to Prof. Orts, “Businesses can’t just say, ‘Hey, we’re going to follow the same path we’ve been following.’ Business has an ethical responsibility just like consumers, citizens, governments […]

Iran’s protest movement is an “extraordinary departure,” said Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

CERL Affiliated Faculty Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet is quoted in the article, “Iran’s months-long protest movement, explained,” published by Vox, explaining the roots of Iran’s protests and how the current economic and social landscape has shaped the movement. According to Prof. Kashani-Sabet, “Through these uprisings, it has become apparent that gender issues can no longer be relegated […]

Dean Kumar named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Vijay Kumar, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and member of the CERL Advisory Council, has been named a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Considered the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors, the program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions […]

Mark Fallon joins WZ All Access to discuss the Méndez Principles

CERL Advisory Council member Mark Fallon sat down with Dave Thompson of WZ All Access to talk about the Méndez Principles and the future of investigative interviewing. According to Fallon, “These principles set the framework for the design and development of processes that will elicit accurate, reliable information from human beings that still preserve human […]

“The internet today is less free, more fragmented and less secure than it ever has been,” said Director Clapper

On Thursday, CERL Executive Board Emeritus James Clapper discussed how to approach an increasingly fragmented global internet at the Fortinet Federal Security Transformation Summit at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City. He noted the importance of working with friends and allies on a consolidated vision of the internet, responding with targeted economic pressure on adversaries engaged […]

27 Amendments in 27 Minutes Featuring Kermit Roosevelt

CERL Affiliated Faculty Kermit Roosevelt joined the National Constitution Center for a “Fun Friday session” on Dec. 2 with National Constitution Center Chief Learning Officer Kerry Sautner focused on reviewing all 27 amendments of the Constitution. A playback of the event is available here, courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

Stuart Gerson condemns Trump’s call for “termination” of the Constitution

CERL Executive Board member Stuart Gerson is among the signatories of a statement issued by Checks & Balances, a group of attorneys who would traditionally be considered conservative or libertarian, condemning former President Trump’s call to “terminate” the Constitution. According to the statement, “Trump has continued to raise the stakes of anti-democratic behavior by openly […]

Mainline medicine is “flawed” and “inefficient” when it comes to veteran care, wrote Brig Gen Xenakis

CERL Executive Board member Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis contributed to the opinion piece, “No wonder covid patients are frustrated,” published by the Washington Post. In it, he discusses the “flawed” and “inefficient” approach of mainline medicine. According to Brig. Gen. Xenakis, “The scientists, seeking funding, insisted on studying what happens in the brain […]

Iran World Cup players are “under the microscope,” said Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

CERL Affiliated Faculty Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet is quoted in the article, “‘From ‘Death to America’ to ‘Axis of Evil’: The historical context around heated winner-takes-all USA vs Iran World Cup match,” published by the Independent. According to Prof. Kashani-Sabet, “The players, like other prominent athletes, are under the microscope, and their acts of civil disobedience put […]

Opinion: Georgia’s voter laws remain rife with issues

CERL Advisory Council member Richard Painter authored an opinion for MSNBC entitled “Georgia’s voter laws remain rife with issues.” According to Prof. Painter, “Whether the Supreme Court revisits the Brnovich precedent, or whether the Georgia Legislature or Congress resolves this injustice legislatively, Lawrence-Hardy and her team, through thorough presentation of painstakingly accumulated data, convinced the […]

New Excellence in Training Academy podcast featuring Mark Fallon

A new podcast episode by Excellence in Training Academy features a conversation with Dr. Maria Hartwig and CERL Advisory Council member Mark Fallon on the shift from coercive, confession-driven interrogation practices to a model grounded in effective interviewing through information gathering.

Opinion: Congress Should Exclude Elected Insurrectionists

Opinion by CERL Affiliated Faculty Eric W. Orts, “Congress Should Exclude Elected Insurrectionists,” The Regulatory Review According to Prof. Orts, “There was no broad public support expressed for the January 6 insurrection, and many election deniers for prominent offices lost in the recent midterm elections. Some Republicans may oppose taking effective action against insurrectionists in […]