JNSLP Symposium

2021 Symposium

March 23-24, 2021 | Zoom Webinar

Shifting to Great Power Competition: Emerging and Continuing Threats with China

Panel 1: U.S. and China Technology Disputes: ZTE, TikTok, and the Security Implications

The rapid global expansion in Chinese technologies has created a risk of national security vulnerabilities in the United States. The Trump Administration took aggressive steps to try and combat China’s growing technology influence Starting with Huawei’s 5G and culminating in a series of executive actions to try and effectively ban Chinese owned apps like TikTok and WeChat. This panel discussed the Biden administration’s approach to these technology disputes and how emerging complications, like the Microsoft Exchange hack recently attributed to China, will change the conversation.

Panel 2: Competition in the South China Sea

The South China Sea has long been a contentious area of complex territorial and maritime disputes between several nations over the abundance of natural resources in the region. As China continues to increase its military presence and build islands, the United States closely monitors the security implications. The panel discussed different perspectives from stakeholders in the region and strategies for the future of the South China Sea.

Panel 3: Chinese Human Rights Challenges for the Biden Administration—The Uyghur People, Hong Kong, and Developing Trends

From harsh crackdowns in Hong Kong under a new Chinese National Security Law to mass internments of Uyghur’s in Xinjiang, allegations of Chinese Human Rights abuses have filled the news over the last few years. This panel discussed the human rights situation in China, and the implications of the Chinese human rights abuses on US national security policy.

Keynote: James Steinberg, former US Deputy Secretary of State

Professor James Feinerman from Georgetown’s Center for Asian Law interviewed former Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. The two drew from their wealth of experience to cover challenges to shifting to great power competition, and how the Biden Administration should think about China. The interview was also a live taping of the ABA’s National Security Law Today podcast.


Previous Symposia

2020 Symposium

Presidential Emergency Powers: Legal Framework and Perspectives for Reform

JNSLP’s 2020 symposium, Presidential Emergency Powers: Legal Framework and Perspectives for Reform, is brought to you by JNSLP and the Georgetown Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.

In addition to the three panels, the symposium will also feature a lunchtime keynote speech by Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, The Brennan Center.

PANEL 1: Constitutional and Statutory Framework for Emergency Powers
PANEL 2: Under the Microscope—The National
Emergency at the Southern Border and the Burgeoning
Trade War with China
PANEL 3: Reforming the Emergency Powers Framework
2019 Symposium

2019 Symposium

Keynote: Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund.
2018 Symposium

2018 Symposium

The New Cold War? The State of US-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to US Security

Feb 28., 2018 | Georgetown Law

Panel 1: Foreign Ties in the National Security Context: The Politics & Policies of Disclosure
Panel 2: The Russian Cyber Threat
Keynote: “Where Do We Go from Here?” Laura Kennedy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs
Panel 3: Russian State Organized Crime
2017 Symposium

2017 Symposium

The Border and Beyond: The National Security Implications of Migration, Refugees, and Asylum under US and International Law

Feb. 28, 2017 | Georgetown Law

Keynote: Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First
Panel 1: Immigration, Homeland Security, and the Constitution
Panel 2: The US Refugee and Asylum Legal Regime
Panel 3: Migration and Security Threats Abroad
2016 Symposium

2016 Symposium

March 1, 2016 |  Georgetown Law

Keynote: “Global Health Security in an Era of Explosive Pandemic Potential: Lessons from SARS and MERS to Ebola and Zika,” Prof. Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Panel 1: “Why Global Health Matters to National Security”
Panel 2: “Federal and State Authority and the Role of the Military During Public Health Crises”
Panel 3: “Public Health as a Driver for Conflict and Instability”
2015 Symposium

2015 Symposium

Trial & Terrorism: The Implications of Trying National Security Cases in Article III Courts

Feb. 11, 2015 | Georgetown Law

Panel 1: Terror Suspects: Pretrial Considerations in Civilian Terrorism
Panel 2: Courtroom Challenges: The Evidentiary and Trial Management Issues That Arise During Terrorism Trials
Keynote: Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, Federal Judge, US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Panel 3: Convicted Terrorists: Sentencing Considerations and Their Implications on Foreign Policy
2014 Symposium

2014 Symposium

Leakers, Whistleblowers, & Traitors: An Evolving Paradigm

Feb. 25, 2014 | Georgetown Law

Panel 1: The Current Legal Framework
Panel 2: The Media and Whistleblowers
Keynote Address: “Managing Secrets,” Admiral William Studeman, Former Director, National Security Agency and Former Deputy Director and Acting Director, CIA
Panel 3: A New Paradigm of Leaking
2013 Symposium

2013 Symposium

Swimming in the Ocean of Big Data: National Security in an Age of Unlimited Information

Feb. 27, 2013 | Georgetown University Law Center

Panel 1: Mapping the Ocean (The Fundamentals, Challenges, and Applications of Big Data)
Panel 2: Building Sturdy Harbors (A Foward-Looking Law and Policy Framework for Big Date)
Keynote: Hon. Rajesh De, General Counsel, National Security Agency
Panel 3: Charting the Future (What to Expect From Big Data)

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