Emory Law Journal


On February 11, 2016, the Emory Law Journal hosted the 2016 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium, entitled Redefined National Security Threats: Tensions and Legal Implications. In light of recent global events, the panelists explored a vast array of issues and threats confronting our nation in the twenty-first century. These topics include cybersecurity, applicable law doctrines, corporate responsibility, new technologies and their effects on national security, immigration, domestic terrorism, and cross-border security. The breadth of these topics demonstrated the need for organized and thoughtful discussion. This issue of the Emory Law Journal aims to further explore the diverse opinions and approaches expressed throughout the Symposium.

The Emory Law Journal would like to thank everyone who made this Symposium possible. In particular, the Journal would like to thank the Thrower family and the Thrower Committee for their continued generosity and support. We would also like to thank our keynote speaker, Professor Harold Koh, along with the other panelists and moderators who traveled to Emory to participate in the Symposium and share their insights. The panelists and moderators included: Sahar F. Aziz, William Banks, Laurie Blank, Morgan Cloud, Colonel Gary Corn, Laura Donohue, John P. Fry, Steven Grimberg, Amos Guiora, Margaret Hu, Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Catherine Lotrionte, Charles Shanor, Peter Swire, and Shoba Wadhia. Thank you again to all of our panelists.

The world has continued to develop since the Symposium. Technology continues to present new threats, the Syrian Civil War continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East and the rest of the world, and the United States has elected Donald Trump as its forty-fifth President. Each of these events, and many others, spur the continued development of national security law. The articles and essays in this issue highlight some of these developments with the hope of building upon the dialog initiated at the Symposium.

—The Editors