Oct 18, 2012

Annual Workshop on Intelligence and National Security

(Newport News, Va.) - This workshop has been re-scheduled owing to the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy. We have re-scheduled the conference for January 21-22, 2013; all events will be held in Christopher Newport University's Freeman Center. We will follow up with additional details soon.

If you have registered for this workshop and are no longer able to attend, please email Matthew Leach, Assistant Director of Scheduling, Events and Conferences, at matt.leach@cnu.edu and we will make arrangements for a refund.

The 4th Annual Workshop on Intelligence and National Security titled “The Reapers Come Home: Unmanned Systems, Domestic Surveillance and the Constitution” is co-sponsored by CNU’s Center for American Studies, the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Bosh Global Services.

Unmanned aerial systems are arguably the most important development in military surveillance since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They are a common sight in overseas combat operations, but they are also increasingly being put to use by government agencies and businesses in U.S. airspace – and may be used in dramatically increasing numbers as surplus systems are withdrawn from overseas deployment and returned to the U.S. While these systems hold great promise for assisting in law enforcement and emergency response activities, civil libertarians and privacy advocates are raising serious questions about the implications of the domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

This workshop will explore recent advances in unmanned technology and their potential use in law enforcement and disaster management operations, as well as the constitutional difficulties raised by the domestic use of these systems and potential ways to regulate these systems to protect privacy rights.

For complete details and to register, visit cas.cnu.edu.

CNU's Center for American Studies is an interdisciplinary initiative that promotes teaching and scholarship on America's founding principles and history, economic foundations and national security. It undertakes these tasks in order to promote sensible notions of liberty and a civic responsibility to defend that liberty locally and globally.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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