NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security Hosts Conference, "Today's Military: Its Challenges, Missions, and Future," Apr. 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                               
Media Contact: Jason Casell
                                                                                                  212.998.6849; jason.casell@nyu.edu

April 14, 2009 (NEW YORK) -- On Friday, April 24, 2009, NYU School of Law’s Center on Law and Security will host a day-long conference called “Today’s Military: Its Challenges, Missions, and Future,” examining the state of today’s military, where it stands given the two wars it is currently fighting, what its challenges are, and what its future looks like. The conference features a keynote address by Gen. John P. Abizaid, USA (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command.

The conference will take place at NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Macdougal Streets). The event is free and open to the public. To make a press reservation, please call 212.992.8640 or e-mail margaret.mcquade@nyu.edu.

For a complete schedule and list of participants, please visit http://www.lawandsecurity.org/events/todaysmilitary.cfm

WHAT:      “Today’s Military: Its Challenges, Missions, and Future”

WHO:        Gen. John P. Abizaid, USA (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command;
                 Lt. Gen. David Barno (Ret.), former director, U.S. Army;                   
                 Suzanne Nossel, chief of operations, Human Rights Watch;
                 James Jacobs, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts,
                 NYU School of Law;
                 Shanea Watkins, policy analyst in empirical studies, The Heritage Foundation;
                 Fred Kaplan, journalist and contributor, Slate magazine

WHEN:      Friday, April 24, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:    NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and Macdougal Streets); Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street))

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