The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will
host an unprecedented panel of legal, national security and other experts to examine
“White Nationalism and Domestic Terrorism in America.”
The extraordinary Presidential Summit panel event –
as part of NYSBA’s weeklong 143rd Annual Meeting at the New York Hilton Midtown
in Manhattan – will take place Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“With the number of white nationalist groups
surging in recent years and violent incidents becoming more and more frequent,
law enforcement, our elected officials and the general public must work
together to eradicate hate groups from our society,” said NYSBA President Hank
Greenberg. “On behalf of the State Bar Association, it is a great honor as well
as an important duty to present such an esteemed panel to lead this timely and
The event will be moderated by Craig M. Boise,
dean and professor of law at the Syracuse University College of Law.
- David D. Cole, national legal director, American Civil Liberties
- Frank Figliuzzi, Jr., former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence,
NBC News/MSNBC national security analyst
- Hon. Letitia James, New York State Attorney General
- Hon. Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio
- Leonard Zeskind, founder & president, Institute for Research
and Education of Human Rights, author of “Blood and Politics: The History
of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream”
Law enforcement is paying increased attention to
home-grown extremists, including radicalized white nationalists, who have been
responsible for the rising number of hate incidents and mass shootings in the
United States. But the desire to keep the public safe also has another side
that isn’t often discussed – concerns about potential civil liberties
violations when law enforcement agencies conduct surveillance of groups and
individuals based on their political beliefs and orientations.
The program will explore this, and other relevant
issues raised by what the New York Times has referred to as the “white
nationalist terrorist problem” that has resulted in a “brand of social
This event will be livestreamed (without CLE credit) at https://nysba.ce21.com/ViewerUnAutheticatedLink?x=qcq5c6ZcXNHAwPU/AG692Q==&CE21=true.
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additional information about the event.
About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar
Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since
1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the
legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers
through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
Contact: Christian Nolan