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Conservative Internationalism: A Look at American Foreign Policy

International & National Security Law Practice Group Teleforum Wednesday, July 06, 12:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

United States foreign policy regarding terrorism, China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and international trade are at the center of the election debate this year. Professor Henry Nau, the author of Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, has offered a framework for thinking about these geopolitical challenges. Avoiding the twin perils of overstretch and retrenchment, Professor Nau believes that the combination of force, diplomacy, and compromise used by these four presidents is the surest path to securing America’s interests while also promoting freedom. During this teleforum, Professor Nau will discuss his book, this year’s election, and how foreign policymakers should be thinking about America’s role in the world.

Featuring:

  • Professor Henry R. Nau, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.
  • Matthew R.A. Heiman, Vice President, Chief Compliance & Audit Officer, Tyco International

Devolution and Secession in the Modern World - Podcast

International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
Philip Booth, Ilya Somin June 22, 2016

On the eve of the British referendum to remain in the European Union, Phillip Booth of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Ilya Somin of George Mason University Law School discussed broader issues of devolution and secession, such as the extent to which secession should be allowed from various political systems and whether or not a right to it should be institutionalized. The also took a closer look at the possibility of a British exit, and what that would mean for the European Union and Britain as a whole.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Is the FBI Taking a Bite Out of Apple? - Podcast

International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Jamil N. Jaffer May 27, 2016

In the aftermath of the San Bernadino terrorist attack, the Federal Bureau of Investigations sought the assistance of Apple in its investigation. An Apple phone used by one of the terrorists included a function, which the FBI wanted Apple to defeat, that would automatically delete all stored information after ten failed hacking attempts. Defeating the function would have required Apple employees to write code, which Apple contended amounted to compelled speech. Privacy issues were also asserted, but countered, at least in part, by the fact that the user of the phone was deceased, and the phone was actually owned by a local government. After the FBI used other sources to get the information it sought, Apple moved against the FBI to disclose exactly whether and how it had bypassed the delete function. Our experts discussed this interesting matter and next steps.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law
  • Jamil N. Jaffer, Adjunct Professor of Law and Director, Homeland and National Security Law Program, George Mason University School of Law and former Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Should the United States Cede Control of the Internet? - Podcast

Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group Podcast
John M.R. Kneuer, Shane Tews May 26, 2016

Should the United States Cede Control of the Internet? On Tuesday, May 24, the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority.” The hearing will examine the proposed transition of oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), a department of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that allocates Internet IP addresses and domain names, to the global multistakeholder community. Our experts discussed the implications of the proposed transition.

Featuring:

  • John M.R. Kneuer, President and Founder, JKC Consulting LLC and Seinor Partner, Fairfax Media Partners
  • Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, American Enterprise Institute