program focuses on domestic responses to declared and undeclared national
security emergencies. This is a particularly timely topic given the declared
state of emergency in France initiated after the November 2015 terrorist
attacks in Paris, the ongoing state of emergency in the United States with
regard to cybersecurity, and the use of emergency-like powers in non-emergency
laws for counterterrorism purposes in India and other countries. This program
brings together scholars of various regions of the world to offer a comparative
approach in considering the challenges of and justifications for emergency-type
responses to national security threats. Panelists will address a variety of
topics, including how governments characterize threats; the types of emergency
powers granted to the military, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies for
national security purposes; the effects of embedding emergency powers in
non-emergency legislation; and how governments are held to account (or not) for
violations of human and civil rights.
Cybersecurity, Emergencies, & Law slides
Business meeting at program conclusion.