Friday Factoid: Harvard Law Looks at Security and the Law

In September 2011, Harvard Law School started the Harvard Law School-Brookings Project on Law and Security, which its Web site declares was designed to create “high-impact, independent, policy-relevant” work in areas where laws and policies constrain security options. As the program’s name suggests, it brings together Harvard Law School and the Brookings Institution, which works to address legal policy in this area. On September 16 and 17, 2011, the “Law, Security & Liberty after 9/11: Looking to the Future” conference brought together academics, government experts, civil society and the media to “address questions of national and international security through an interdisciplinary lens.” Panel topics included what can be learned from the war on terrorism, where U.S.-Muslim relations are heading and the ethics and law of domestic counterterrorism.

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