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Monday, October 22, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM 

NYU School of Law
Greenberg Lounge | Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South

 national Security Poster

Thank you for joining us at our fall national security conference. The conference, National Security and Shifting Geopolitics: Challenges at Home and Abroad, featured leading policymakers, scholars and journalists to address key national security challenges of our era. The full agenda and videos of the event are included below. A recap and photo gallery are also available online.

Program of Events

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Monday, October 22, 2018
Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Sq. South


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.:          Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.:          Welcome Remarks

Trevor Morrison, Dean, Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.:        Seismic Shifts? Changing Priorities and Competing Visions for a Rules-Based Order



A conversation with senior thinkers and practitioners, exploring fundamental questions of the global architecture from a national security perspective—including how key global players are engaging in or re-shaping international institutions and the rules of global engagement.


John Bellinger, Partner, Arnold & Porter; former Legal Adviser to the Department of State, Senior Associate Counsel to President Bush and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council

Avril Haines, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University and Lecturer in Law, Columbia University Law School; former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Jake Sullivan, Martin R. Flug Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School; former National Security Adviser to Vice President Biden, Director of Policy Planning at U.S. Department of State, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Clinton


Trevor Morrison, Dean, Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:       Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:      National Security and the Midterm Elections



A discussion with Hill staffers and experts on Congress’s national security agenda following the 2018 midterm elections, focusing on inter-branch dynamics, institutional trends, and key global issues. 


Rebecca Ingber, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Reiss Center on Law and Security

David Kinzler, Legislative Director, Senator Bob Corker, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Luke Murry, National Security Advisor, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Margaret Taylor, Former Democratic Chief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee


Lara Flint, Associate Director of the Governance Program, Democracy Fund

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.:         Lunch, Greenberg Lounge (Lunch will be provided) 

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.:           National Security Journalism in an Age of Disinformation 



Journalists and legal experts will explore major challenges in national security journalism today, including the legal, professional and ethical dilemmas posed by disinformation campaigns and major leaks or hacks of information facilitated by foreign governments. Co-sponsored by Just Security.


Natasha Bertrand, Staff Writer, National Security and Politics, The Atlantic

Carol Leonnig, Investigative Reporter, Washington Post

David McCraw, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, The New York Times Company

David Pozen, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law (Spring 2019)


Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host, All In With Chris Hayes

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:           Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:           Conclusions and Looking Ahead 




Tess Bridgeman, Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Reiss Center on Law and Security; former Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council

Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief, Just Security, Faculty Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security

Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law, NYU School of Law, Faculty Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security

Lisa Monaco, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Reiss Center on Law and Security and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Barack Obama


David Golove, Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law, NYU School of Law, Faculty Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security