• Contemporary Counter-Terrorism Issues Symposium

  • When

    Monday, November 4, 2019
    8:30 am


    Walter F. Mondale Hall 25

    University of Minnesota Law School
    229 19th Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Minnesota Journal of International Law and the Human Rights Center invite you to join a symposium entitled “Contemporary Counter-Terrorism Issues.” Counterterrorism law and practice have continued to expand as a pressing issue in international and national law. The full-day symposium will present diverse views on key counterterrorism challenges, positing solutions that can be applied at global and local levels. As part of this endeavor, the symposium will feature panels addressing four contemporary counterterrorism issues: gender issues with foreign fighters and returnees, (de)radicalization, civil liberties and the right to privacy, and transnational issues including state cooperation practices. Speakers include leading academics, researchers, representatives of NGOs, and the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. The Special Rapporteur will be the keynote speaker, discussing deradicalization and prevention of violent-extremism issues.

This event is free, but registration is required. 





Opening Remarks

       Dean Garry Jenkins, University of Minnesota Law School

       Meghan Knapp and Cindy Shi, MJIL Editor-in-Chief and Symposium Editor


Civil Liberties and the Right to Privacy

Krisztina Huszti OrbanUniversity of Minnesota Human Rights Center

Diala Shamas, Center for Constitutional Rights

Alan Rozenshtein, University of Minnesota


Deradicalization – National PVE/CVE Efforts

Fionnuala Ni Aolain, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, UN Special on counter-terrorism and human rights

Stephen Tankel, Center for a New American Security

Ben Hayes, Statewatch




Keynote Address

Fionnuala Ni Aolain, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, UN Special on counter-terrorism and human rights


Gender and Foreign Fighter Returnees

Thomas Renard, Egmont Institute

Jayne Huckerby, Duke University

Ahmet Yayla, DeSales University

Candice Ortbals, Pepperdine University


Coffee Break


Transnationalism and State Cooperation

Fiona de Londras, University of Birmingham

Tufyal Choudhury, Durham University

Ben Saul, University of Sydney


CLE Credits

5 CLE credits have been requested. Event Code #279930

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Sarah Thune
(612) 626-0041

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