Launch of Just Security Blog, September 23

We are thrilled to announce that Just Security will officially launch on Monday, September 23, 2013 at www.justsecurity.orgJust Security is a new online platform that will provide a forum for high-level discussion of law, rights, and U.S. national security that will be based at CRHGJ.

Drawing primarily from the blog’s Board of Editors but also Guest Posts, the first few weeks will feature: individuals with significant U.S. government experience like Harold Koh and Ambassador Cameron Munter; civil society attorneys like Shaheed Fatima (U.K.) and Hina Shamsi (U.S.); law professors like Orin Kerr and Michael Schmitt; and other leading voices like Jennifer Granick, Luis Moreno Ocampo and Julian Sanchez.  Just Security’s primary target audience and readership includes governmental officials and legislators, foreign policy experts, and journalists who work on U.S. national security and international affairs.  Just Security will provide balanced and broad perspectives that include: constitutional analyses of major legislation and Executive actions; information about the impact of U.S. national security policies inside foreign countries; and scrutiny of international legal developments that could affect U.S. actions.  Just Security’s objective is to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to the most pressing national security problems that decision-makers face and aims to become a “must-read” for individuals inside and outside of the government who work on U.S. national security.    

To celebrate its official launch, on September 25, 2013 Just Security will host an event at NYU Washington, DC from 4:00-6:30pm.  This event will include a roundtable discussion on national security leaks and the press entitled, When Reporting is a Crime: National Security and the Press After Snowden and Sterling.”

The Panelists:

  • Dahlia Lithwick (moderator), Contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate
  • Robert Corn-Revere, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, specializing in First Amendment law
  • Lucy Dalglish, Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and former Executive Director of the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Charlie Savage, Washington correspondent for The New York Times
  • Gabriel Schoenfeld, Senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, former Senior Advisor to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and author of the book Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law
  • Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security
  • Kenneth Wainstein, Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division, and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush

For more details on the launch event, click here.