SMU conference examines national security and civil liberties, News & Communications, Oct 20 2011

DALLAS (SMU) — Ten years after Congress passed the USA Patriot Act in response to the 9-11 terror attacks, nationally recognized speakers related to the still-controversial law will be featured at SMU’s “Conference on National Security and Civil Liberties” on Oct. 22.

A 1 p.m. debate will feature John Yoo, former U.S. Department of Justice official and author of the “Torture Memos” with Joe “Chip” Pitts, a Stanford University law lecturer and former Amnesty International board chair. They will be discussing the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” and detainee treatment.

The daylong conference will focus on three provocative subjects:

Basic Legal and Ethical Controversies, 8:45–10:30 a.m.: What are the tensions and ethical dilemmas affiliated with national security and civil liberties? Guest panelists will be Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project; Daniel Tichenor, a political science professor at the University of Oregon; Joe Kobylka, SMU professor of political science and constitutional law; and Robin Lovin, SMU Maguire Professor of Ethics.

Treatment of Detainees, 11 a.m.–2:45 p.m.: What are the legal and ethical implications of categorizing detainees as “unlawful enemy combatants” and what legal processes should they be afforded? Panelists will be Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program; Mike Marchand, president of The Center for American and International Law, based in Plano; and Robert Chesney, University of Texas law professor. The Yoo-Pitts debate, moderated by SMU Political Science Professor Seyom Brown, will begin at 1 p.m.

Individual Rights, 3–4:30 p.m.: What compromises are being taken in connection with such First Amendment rights as freedoms of speech, press and association? Featured guests include journalist Lee Cullum, host of KERA’s “CEO;” Rebecca Gregory, former chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the U.S. Eastern District of Texas; and two professors from the SMU Dedman School of Law: Jeffrey Bellin, an expert in criminal law and procedure who is a former prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Jeffrey Kahn, an expert on constitutional and human rights law as well as counterterrorism.

Conducted by SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, the free public conference will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Meadows Museum’s Smith Auditorium. Registration is required. Please direct all questions regarding registration opportunities to the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at 214-768-3954.

News Room

News Archive 2014

News Archive 2013

News Archive 2012

2 Professors Are Brains Behind CNN

Seven Things Happening Today

80 Years Later

9/11 Reshaped Lives of Muslims

Allan Sloan on Marketplace

American Cynicism on Rise

American Dream Shattered

Annual Conference of the Professions

Art Blog of Sandie

BART Controversy Centers on Social Media

BART Social Media Crackdown Uncharted Legal Territory

Bauer incentive Scholarship

Campaign Hits Ground

Campaign 2012: SMU Experts Weigh In

Commemorating Nine Eleven

Council Fields Trip to SMU

Dallas Council to Attend Ethics Class

Dallas Council to Attend Ethics Conference

Dallas Fort Worth 9/11 Events

Dallas Mayor Discusses Education

Dallas Philanthropist Dies

Dallas City Officials Say Party Funds Sought Inappropriately

Dennis Simon speaks on civil rights movements 50th anniversary

DFW International Community Alliance

Distinguished Professor Dennis Simon Pressents "Politics of Memory and Legacy of Civil Rights" on Oct. 1

Eagle Scholars First in Families

Earning Trust Demand for Ethics Leadership

'E-Democracy' the new 'grassroots'

Engaged Learning

Ethical Leadership in Government

Ethics of Financial Transparency

Ethics Trust & Transparency Conference

Frito Lay Plano Library Possibility

Frito Lay Plano Library Possibility

Future of Education KERA

Giveing perspective to the GOP Convention in Tampa Bay

GOP debates get physical

Gov Perry Hits Pres Campiagn Trail

Humann Recieves Reward

Humann Recognized

Is it Okay for Women to Curse at Work

Letters to the President

KERA Future of Education

Kimberly Clark Wins Ethics Award

Komen Reverses Cut to Planned Parenthood

KRLD Interviews Two SMU Professors About Their Dial Testing Technology

Leadership in Government Ethics

Legacies of September 11th

Legacies of September 11th D-Mag

Dial Testing in South Carolina

Looking back and ahead

Maguire Center Helps Students

Marin of Error: Two Candidates, Two Journeys, One lost race of dreams

Medallion Awards: Rita Kirk

Muslims Fight for Acceptance

Mustangs Jump into DNC Politics

September 11 Memorial Events at SMU

Oil Comapny and Houston settle 20 years of wrangling

In online journal, SMU students share memories of 9/11

9/11 Blog- Dallas Morning News

Panel Discusses Civil Liberites

Pegasus News: 9/11 Week

PolicyPulse Tests

Practical Advice from Commuication Experts

Prosecution of Top Government Offiicals for Torture

In Public and Private Forth Worth Residents Remember 9/11

Rais Bhuiyan of Dallas speaks message of forgiveness

Report on SMU Ethics Program

Report back: Yoo v. Pitts debate in Dallas

Responsible Business Leadership

Ryan's speech gives undecided voters mild nudge towards Romney

Share your 9/11 Story

SMU conference examines natinoal security and civil liberites

SMU Experts, organizations teach an electoral college 2012

SMU experts discuss Rick Perry's 2012 presidential run

SMU Experts: Rick Perry's quest for the presidency

SMU Eyes Bright Future

SMU's Home Opener on 9/11 to Feature Patriotic Theme, Special Military Tribute

SMU to honor tenth anniversary of 9/11

SMU honors 9/11 with thought provoking events

SMU honors distinguished alumni and emerging leader

SMU honors 9/11 with thought provoking events- SMU Website

SMU Hosts Luncheon Honoring Millitary Veterans

To Mark September 11 Anniversary, SMU Launches Website

SMU 9/11 Journal Helps Students Cope a Decade Later

SMU, Park Cities, Remember, Honor 9/11

SMU Student Honors 9/11 Victim Father

SMU Student Remembers Dad Who Died in 9/11

Brave New World: SMU to examine social media ethics in law, medicine, and religion

Christina Rancke

Strong Ethics Must Start at the Top

Student honors, volunteers in memory of her father

Tables of Content Tables Host- Rita Kirk

The Big Short Discussion Continues

Theology of Terorism Discussed

The Trust Barometer

To commemorate the 10th annivarsary of 9/11, SMU hosted a range of public events

Sepember 11th Anniversary Website- Dallas Observer

Across the Nation, Tragedy Spawned Inspiration

Turner reflects on September 11, 2001

University Ceremony Remembers Victims

Using Social Media to Tell Sandy's Story

SMU Voter Rally to be Part of SMU's Constitution Day 2012

On 9/11 Vows of Rememberance

Walt Humann to Recieve SMU Award

Website Raises Awarness

Wat connects with political convention viewers

Robin Lovin: what went wrong? 9/11

What Went Wong? PBS

News Archive 2011

Ethics Blog
© Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas | Legal Disclosures | A-Z Site Index | Contact SMU