Economic policy traditionally focused on employment, wages, GDP growth, regulations, and taxes.  In recent years, economic policy topics such as trade rules, sanctions, foreign investment restrictions, and tariffs have received increased attention and are viewed as tools for advancing national security goals.  Protection of critical technology, safeguarding infrastructure, and penalizing countries and individuals that act contrary to U.S. interests often rely on economic levers being pulled that have consequences for the U.S. economy.  The International & National Security Law Practice Group and the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School are pleased to present a panel of experts to discuss the increasing overlap between economic and national security policy and what this change means for policymakers today and whether this blended approach is advisable and sustainable for the future.  Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.
  • Hon. Kristen Silverberg, Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
  • Prof. John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law; Co-Faculty Director, Korea Law Center; and Director, Public Law & Policy Program; UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Hon. Juan C. Zarate, Chairman and Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network
  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit