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Symposium to Focus on Citizenship, Immigration and National Security

Fordham Law’s Center on National Security will host a day-long symposium that will address the complex and shifting nature of citizenship rights in a post 9/11 world.
Experts will tackle topics such as the effects of post 9/11 legal and policy battles on the legal rights of citizens and non-citizens, the tensions between the state’s duty to protect and its desire to protect individual rights and liberties, and whether vigilance about terrorism has weakened the protections associated with citizenship, particularly with respect to ethnic and religious minorities.
Friday, Sept. 20
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fordham Law School, McNally Amphitheater, Lincoln Center campus
The symposium will feature four panel discussions:
Enemy Citizens: Rethinking Rights in Times of War
Baher Azmy, legal director, Center for Constitutional Rights
David Cole, professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center
Thomas Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law, Fordham Law School
Peter Margulies, professor of law, Roger Williams University School of Law
Michael Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor of law, University of St. Thomas School of Law     Moderator: Karen Greenberg, director, Center on National Security at Fordham Law School
U.S. Citizenship and the Right to Have Rights
Linda Bosniak, Distinguished professor of law, Rutgers-Camden School of Law
Jennifer Elsea, legislative attorney, Congressional Research Service
Andrew Kent, professor of law, Fordham Law School
Neomi Rao, associate professor of law, George Mason University School of Law
Moderator: Martin Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of law, Fordham Law School
Lunch Speaker: Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow in governance studies, The Brookings Institution
Gaining and Losing Citizenship in the National Security Context
Muneer Ahmad, clinical professor of law, Yale Law School
Ramzi Kassem, associate professor of law, City University of New York Law School
Peter Spiro, Charles Weiner Chair in international law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Stephen Vladeck, professor law, American University Washington College of Law
Leti Volpp, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley Law School
Moderator: Joseph Landau, associate professor of law, Fordham Law School

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