Tung Yin is a professor of law at Lewis & Clark College. He’s an expert on national security and terrorism law and can provide context on the power of federal law enforcement in American cities.
Yin’s academic research has covered topics including indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, drone strikes and race, religion and the perception of terrorism. His scholarship has been cited in judicial opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Florida and Georgia Supreme Courts, and other lower state and federal trial courts.
Before joining Lewis & Clark College in 2009, Yin taught for seven years at the University of Iowa. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as a lawyer specializing in employment law and white collar corporate criminal defense at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles.
Mieke Eoyang is the Vice President for the National Security Program at Third Way (a centrist think tank) and a former professional staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. At the Third Way, she runs a team that works on every major national security issue, from the details of military personnel policy to the legal framework for going to war. Eoyang is especially interested in intelligence oversight, electronic surveillance reform, and partisan perception on national security. Her writing and analysis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, POLITICO, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Roll Call, and Forbes.
VP of National Security Program, Third Way
Areas of Expertise: National Security, Intelligence, Surveillance Laws, Military Policy, Defense Policy, Public Opinion on National Security, Congressional Oversight
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology. He is an expert on digital privacy issues. His most recent research focuses on how commercial data collection and government surveillance affects people of color and immigrants.
Prior to joining the Center, Alvaro served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and to then-chairman, Sen. Al Franken. In this capacity, he was the staff negotiator for significant portions of both the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and the USA FREEDOM Act, a bipartisan surveillance reform bill.
Executive Director, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology
Areas of Expertise: Legislation, National Security, Military, War and Peace, Privacy
Shirin Sinnar is an Associate Professor at Stanford University Law School. Her research focuses on civil procedure, terrorism, and the intersection of race and identity with national security. Ron Elving described her as “one of the best voices for both the legal perspective and the Muslim-American perspective.” Shirin Sinnar is the John A. Wilson Distinguished Scholar at Stanford University. She works in Stanford, California.
Jenny S. Martinez teaches international law, international human rights law, constitutional law, and civil procedure at Stanford Law School. She is an expert on international courts and tribunals, international human rights, national security, constitutional law, and the laws of war. Her research focuses on the role of courts and tribunals in advancing and protecting human rights, ranging from her work on the all-but-forgotten 19th-century international tribunals involved in the suppression of the trans-Atlantic slave trade through her work on contemporary institutions like the International Criminal Court and the role of courts in policing human rights abuses in connection with anti-terrorism policies.
Martinez has written extensively on national security law and the constitutional separation of powers. She is the author of The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law and numerous articles in leading academic journals. Her op-eds have been published in The New York Times and Washington Post, and she has been an expert commentator for both print and broadcast media.
Associate Dean for Curriculum, Professor of Law, Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy at Stanford Law School
Areas of Expertise: Civil Procedure and Litigation, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights, International Law
Faiza Patel is the co-director of the non-partisan public policy institute the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies respect human rights norms and fundamental freedoms.
She has testified before Congress opposing police surveillance of Muslims and developed legislation creating an independent Inspector General for the NYPD.
Patel has been a guest on number of television programs, including ABC’s Up Close, Bloomberg TV and Current TV.
Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Areas of Expertise: Civil Liberties, Islam in America, Counterterrorism Laws, Law, National Security
Location: New York, NY
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