April 9, 2007
Emory hosts two lectures focusing on U.S. national security issues
by tim hussey
Emory Law School and the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship will host two lectures focusing on U.S. national security and the limits of the war on terror on April 9.
Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift will present “To Preserve and Protect the Constitution in the War on Terror: A Military Lawyer’s Perspective,” at noon in Tull Auditorium at the Law School. Also on April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Joseph Cirincione, senior vice president for national security and international affairs at the Center for American Progress, will speak in 205 White Hall on the topic “Stopping Iran: The Urgent Need for a New Policy.” Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Swift serves in the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel in the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of Military Commissions. For the last several years, he has served as defense counsel for Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden. Ahmed Hamdan was captured during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and is charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism.
Cirincione spent eight years as director of the Nonproliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, before becoming senior vice president for national security and international affairs at the Center for American Progress. He is the author of numerous articles on proliferation and weapons issues. He teaches at Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Foreign Service and is one of America’s best-known weapons experts. In addition, Cirincione worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations.
For more information, call 404-712-8404.