Obama’s intelligence adviser to speak at the UH Law Review’s lecture

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Sept. 14, 2011 -- University of Houston Law Center alumnus Dr. Philip Zelikow, former head of the 9/11 commission and recent appointee to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, will be the Houston Law Review’s featured speaker at its 16th annual Frankel Lecture Nov. 4.  His topic, “Codes of Conduct for a Twilight War,” will explore the question of how America should wage the next, and possibly longer, phase of the war on terrorism.

A 1981 graduate of the Law Center, Zelikow has had a long and distinguished career in private practice, public service and academia. He was executive director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the “9/11 Commission”) from 2003 to 2004. He also was a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 to 2003 and was recently appointed to President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board. As a member of the Intelligence Advisory Board, Zelikow will advise the president on the effectiveness of the nation’s intelligence agencies and their preparedness for the future.

Zelikow is an associate dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. A former trial and appellate attorney in Houston, he holds a B.A. from the University of Redlands, a J.D. from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

To register online to attend the lecture, please visit HoustonLawReview.org.   Attorneys licensed in Texas will receive two hours of participatory MCLE credit for attending the lecture.

For more information, contact:  Carrie Criado, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing,
cacriado@Central.UH.EDU, 713.743.2184; or John Kling, Communications Manager, jtkling@central.uh.edu , 713.743.8298.

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