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The Federal Government’s Legal Authorities in a Public Health Crisis: A Q&A with Benjamin Wittes and Steve Vladeck

Lawfare Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes talked with Steve Vladeck, professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, for a 90 minute live Zoom webinar on Monday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m ET.

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A Deeper Look at Deepfakes: Our New Article and an Event at Heritage on Thursday

Back in February, we joined forces in this post to draw attention to the wide array of dangers to individuals and to society posed by advances in “deepfake” technology (that is, the capacity to alter audio or video to make it appear, falsely, that a real person said or did something). The post generated a considerable amount of discussion, which was great, but we understood we had barely scratched the surface of the issue.

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Event Announcement: "Sextortion: Remote Sexual Assault"

Next Wednesday, May 11, Brookings is holding an online event to release a pair of papers on which I and a team of Lawfare folks have spent a great deal of time over the last several months. The subject is a new form of sex crime, colloquially called "sextortion," in which a perpetrator threatens a victim online (generally with the release of compromising photos) if the victim does not produce pornography for him.

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25th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law

The 25th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law will be held from November 5-6th, 2015 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C.

The event is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the University of Virginia School of Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Secuirty, Duke University School of Law's Center on National Security and the Law, and Georgetown Law.

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