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National security expert to speak at SU’s College of Law
National security expert to speak at SU’s College of LawMarch 05, 2004Nicci Brownnicbrown@syr.edu
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, dean of the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, will lecture at Syracuse University’s College of Law on March 18th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 104 of MacNaughton Hall.
Parker, whose lecture is titled “National Security, Law and Policy: An Evolving Relationship,” is an expert on the law of national security and terrorism, including international relations; public policy and trade; technology development and transfer; commerce; and litigation in the areas of civil rights and liberties. Her previous experience include’s 11 years in federal service, first as general counsel of the National Security Agency, then as principal deputy legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State, and as general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1979 to 1981, Parker served as acting assistant director for mergers and acquisitions at the Federal Trade Commission. Before joining McGeorge, she was the General Counsel for the University of Wisconsin system.
In addition to managing government legal offices, Parker also served as director of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc., where she gained expertise with a wide variety of complex federal litigation. She raised discrimination and civil liberties issues at all levels of the federal court system, including two successful arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also handled substantial commercial litigation, as well as international arbitration before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris).
While at the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, Parker counseled clients on public policy and international trade issues, particularly in the areas of encryption and advanced technology, U.S.-Sino relations and nuclear nonproliferation. She assisted clients seeking Internet access into China and was a member of the briefing delegation on nuclear power and nonproliferation issues (Japan and China) for the Lawyers Alliance for World Security.
Parker holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Michigan School of Law.