National Security Event Focuses on Combating Terrorism

Winter 2012

Mary Jo White ’74 recently visited Columbia Law School for a discussion on national security law, during which she stressed the need for a wide range of tools to address threats from al-Qaeda. Speaking before a packed audience, White drew from nine years of experience as a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, a role in which she prosecuted dozens of terrorism cases. “I don’t believe legal prosecutions are the only way to combat this threat,” she said, adding that the military is also largely responsible for addressing national security concerns.