The program speakers will examine the laws and policies that were adopted in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and discuss how effectively these decisions have addressed the changing threats faced by the United States over the last twenty years; specifically, the shift from large, international organizations to decentralized and increasingly domestic actors. Emphasis will also be given to the vast expansion of the “surveillance state” and the ensuing public backlash. The panel will also consider how this approach as impacted the US’s ability to prepare for and respond to other types of emergencies and whether new federal legislation is needed.
The event will take place Monday, August 30th at 12pm ET at the University of Maryland Carey Law School, Room 107 (Overflow Room 108).
For those who are unable to attend in person, the Live Stream can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZtF1QSJHYI