Events Archive

April 7, 2006
Guest Speaker

Speaker: Professor Scott Bates
Time: Noon
Location: Room 300
Contact: Contact Julia Mudd for more information

Professor Scott Bates will join us on Friday to offer an insider's perspective on human rights and anti-terrorism law. Among other things, Prof. Bates will discuss the use of electronic surveillance in the War on Terror. Professor Bates will be teaching two courses in the Fall of 2006: International Human Rights Law and Public International Law. Scott Bates has served the public in a number of state and federal government positions, including as Secretary of State of Virginia and in senior-level Congressional staff positions. Overseas, Bates has participated extensively in American efforts to encourage democratic development and combat the threat of terrorism. Please see Professor Bates' full bio below. Recent Positions: Vice-President and Senior Fellow for National Security, Center for National Policy (Washington, DC) Visiting Professor of International Law, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis Adjunct Professor of Defense and Homeland Security, National Defense University (Washington, DC) Former Positions: Senior Policy Advisor for the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security. Capitol Hill staff member for Congressmen from across the US. Member of the Joint Task Force on the Reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security for the Heritage Foundation. Secretary of State of Virginia, the youngest to achieve such a post in American history. Advisor to the Constitutional Convention that drafted the Malawi Constitution in 1995. Director of the National Democratic Institute in Pristina, where he led US efforts to build democratic political parties and institutions in post-war Kosovo. Advisor to the Premier of South Australia. Worked in Afghanistan with Loya Jirga delegates to support efforts creating a Transitional government. Organized by: IU-Indianapolis School of Law International Human Rights Law Society