In an effort to stimulate further debate about law and security in the midst of the global fight against terrorism, the Washington, D.C.-based Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and the Vienna, Austria-based Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe (EICEE) are convening the 2010 Law and Security Conference.
With courses led by eminent U.S. law professors and international law attorneys, this conference will offer current insights on, and facilitate discussions about, the roles and responsibilities of international bodies such as the United Nations in the war on terror, the proper balance of security measures and civil and religious liberties, and regional security measures taken by the United States and nations of Europe. The Law and Security Conference will take place on 1–4 August 2010 at Castle Neuwaldegg in Vienna, Austria and is open to 40 law students and law professors from throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
As background, the Federalist Society is a Washington, D.C.-based legal and educational organization founded in 1982 on the principles of limited government, the separation of powers, the rule of law, and the protection of national sovereignty. Today, the Federalist Society includes more than 40,000 lawyers, law students, scholars, and other individuals who believe and trust that individual citizens can make the best choices for themselves and society. For more information on the Federalist Society, please visit its website at www.fed-soc.org.
EICEE is a network of civil society institutions dedicated to fostering free, just and democratic societies in the nations of Eastern Europe. EICEE affiliates are located in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Estonia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria. With a distinguished Board of Advisors that includes Vaclav Havel (former President of the Czech Republic), Mart Laar (former Prime Minister of Estonia) and Dr. José Piñera (former Minister of Labor, Chile), EICEE seeks to provide educational programs that network young leaders and professionals throughout the Central and Eastern European region, assisting them in an effort to advance human development in three core areas: economic freedom, political freedom and cultural freedom. For more information on EICEE, please visit our website at: www.eicee.org.
Those students who are selected to attend the 2010 Law and Security Conference will receive full scholarships, covering the costs of housing at Castle Neuwaldegg, meals, speakers, books, and materials.
To apply for the 2010 Law and Security Conference, applicants are required to submit:
1. Curriculum Vitae (include gender/sex for rooming purposes)
2. Application Form
3. Short cover letter explaining your interest in attending this Conference and highlighting any leadership and organizational experience
Please, if you are interested, request an application form from by emailing Ken Wiltberger at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is Thursday, 1 July 2010. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and there are a limited number of spaces, so please do not wait to register and apply!
Contact information: Ken Wiltberger - email@example.com, Mark E. Hanssen - firstname.lastname@example.org.