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Terror Prosecutions: "The Evolution of National Security Law Post-9/11 from the Perspective of a U.S. Attorney" A conversation with Mary Jo White '74

Start/End Thursday, April 05, 2012 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name JG 107

Ms. White will discuss her extensive experience with terror prosecutions. She will also address recent developments in national security law, including NYPD surveillance of student groups, the competing advantages of military commissions and civilian courts for trials of enemy combatants, the use of material witness warrants, and drone attacks. Mary Jo White '74 served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York between 1993 and 2002 -- the first and only woman to have held that position. During her tenure as U.S. Attorney, Ms. White indicted several major terror suspects, including Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel Rahman, Osama Bin Laden, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Moderated by Professor Matthew Waxman. If you would like to attend, RSVP by Wed. April 4 to Marina Olevsky at meo2138@columbia.edu.  

Co-sponsored by The Columbia Society of International Law, The Columbia National Security Law Society and Social Justice Initiatives.