Lectures & Events

The University and National Security after 9/11
Arthur W. Fiske Memorial Lecture
Co-sponsored by
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
SEP 23, 2011
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1.5 hours of in-person CLE credit

After the September 11 attacks people often said "everything has changed." Ten years later, it is time to consider what has changed and what it means. This symposium will consider the impact of post-9/11 national security concerns on universities, professors, and students.

First, what role have academics played in national security matters, historically and currently, and what are the implications? Speakers will consider the ethical issues raised by the military's use of anthropologists and geographers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the impact of legal professors’ participation in national security matters, as advocates for detainees or as government lawyers. Second, what implications has 9/11 had on the day-to-day operation of universities? Issues range from threats to academic freedom to questions about resource allocation. Finally, in what ways have our national security concerns and sense of insecurity influenced academic discourse?
Speaker Information
Professor Emeritus Cary Nelson
Department of English, University of Illinois
President, American Association of University Professors

Professor David Abraham
University of Miami School of Law

Professor Ronald E. Doel
Department of History, Florida State University
Center for Science Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor Hugh Gusterson
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
George Mason University

Professor Paul Joseph
Department of Sociology; Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program
Tufts University

Christopher King, PhD
Director, Social Science Directorate
Human Terrain Systems, U.S. Army

Professor Rande Kostal
School of Law, University of Western Ontario

Professor George R. Lucas, Jr.
Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair in Ethics
U.S. Naval Academy

Professor Joseph Margulies, Counsel of Record, Rasul v. Bush
Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Director
MacArthur Justice Center
Northwestern University Law School

Professor David Price
Department of Anthropology
Saint Martin’s University

Professor Michael Scharf
John Deaver-Drinko Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law
Director, Frederick K. Cox, International Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Professor Malini Schueller
Department of English
University of Florida

Professor Mark Solovey
Institute for the Philosophy and History of Science and Technology
University of Toronto
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. Registration required by September 16, 2011.
1.5 hrs. continuing legal education credit available, pending approval (credit available for legal panel only)

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.


There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

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Recording in any form is prohibited.

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