The Randolph W. Thrower Symposium is an endowed series sponsored by Mr. Thrower’s family and hosted by the Emory Law Journal and Emory University School of Law. The 2016 Thrower Symposium explored the tensions, complementarities, and resulting legal implications in three rapidly changing and developing areas of national security: cyber security; new technologies, including domestic drones; and transnational tensions in domestic security, immigration laws, and cross-border security. Recent developments in the national security law arena demonstrate a strong need for organized and thoughtful discussions on threats and corresponding responses in these areas--at local, federal, and international levels; as well as across the public-private divide. The diverse opinions and approaches to assessing these issues created an opportunity for stimulating dialogue on the future of national security law.

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Thursday, February 11th
8:00 AM

Event Program

Emory Law Journal

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

9:15 AM

Keynote Address

Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Panel I: Cybersecurity Beyond the Media Coverage: Applicable Law Doctrines, Corporate Responsibility, and Practical Implications

William Banks, Syracuse Law
Morgan Cloud, Emory University School of Law
Gary Corn
Catherine Lotrionte, Georgetown University
Steven Grimberg

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Panel II: New Technologies Expanding the Frontiers of National Security: Emerging Technologies, Issues, and Guidance

Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center
John P. Fry
Rachel Levinson-Waldman, New York University School of Law
Peter Swire, Georgia Institute of Technology
Charles Shanor, Emory University School of Law

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Panel III: Transnational Tensions and National Security: Immigration, Domestic Terrorism, and Cross-Border Security

Sahar F. Aziz, Texas A&M University School of Law
Amos Guiora, University of Utah College of Law
Margaret Hu, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Shoba Wadhia, Penn State Law
Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM