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"9/11: Looking Forward" Features NIC Chairman, Chris Kojm, September 19

Sep 19, 2011 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a public discussion, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, titled, "Progress Addressing Key Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2011 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The event, which will feature Christopher Kojm MPA ’79, chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and Kim Lane Scheppele, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values and director of the School’s Program in Law and Public Affairs, will focus on policies governing security from terrorism, particularly as we look to the future. A public reception will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room.

Christopher Kojm has served as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, the center for strategic thinking within the United States intelligence community, since July, 2009. Kojm also served as a senior adviser to the Iraq Study Group (2006), co-chaired by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, and as deputy executive director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) in 2003 and 2004. He was later president of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, a non-profit dedicated to public education about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. From 1998 to 2003, he was deputy assistant secretary for intelligence policy and coordination, in the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

Prior to his current appointment, Kojm served two years as a professor of international affairs practice at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and directed the Master of International Policy and Practice (mid-career) program. From 2004 to 2005 and again in spring 2006 he was a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Kim Lane Scheppele joined the Princeton faculty in 2005 after nearly a decade on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Scheppele concentrates on comparative constitutional law, using ethnographic, historical and doctrinal methods to understand the emergence and collapse of constitutional systems.

Since 9/11, Scheppele has researched the effects of the international "war on terror" on constitutional protections around the world. Her book-in-progress, "The International State of Emergency," explores the creation of international security law through UN Security Council resolutions and examines the effect that apparent compliance with these resolutions has had on constitutional integrity. Pieces of the project have already appeared in the Fordham Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, I-Con, the Loyola Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. She has also worked extensively on the topic of torture after 9/11.

The event will be webcast live at http://www.princeton.edu/webmedia and archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.

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Christopher Kojm MPA ’79, the former director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States – the 9/11 Commission – and current chair of the National Intelligence Council, led a public discussion commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The September 19 talk focused on how we...