Obama's Intelligence Advisor to Speak at UH Law Review Frankel Lecture

Former Head of the 9/11 Commission Philip Zelikow to Discuss the War on Terrorism Nov. 4

Frankel Lecture Nov. 4University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) alumnus 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 Friday (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.

“The war we have been fighting for the last 10 years and even longer around the world has been one fought largely in the shadows against ever-evolving groups of violent extremists,” Zelikow said. “The time is right to reflect what has happened during the war on terrorism and where we go from here.”

A member of the Law Center’s class of '79, 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 then-President Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 to 2003. As a member of Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board, Zelikow advises the president on the effectiveness of the nation’s intelligence agencies.

 WHAT:     UH Law Review Frankel Lecture “Codes of Conduct for a Twilight War” with Philip Zelikow                      
WHEN:   Friday, Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (press availability 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel – Downtown Houston, 400 Dallas St., Houston, TX 77002

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.

Zelikow’s two-hour presentation begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel-Downtown Houston. In addition to his lecture, Zelikow will be available Friday for interviews with requesting media from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   

Media please contact Carrie Criado at cacriado@Central.UH.EDU, 713.743.2184; or John Kling, jtkling@central.uh.edu , 713.743.8298 to arrange an interview.

For more information on the Frankel Lecture, Dr. Zelikow, and event commentators David Cole and Mark Danner, please visit http://www.law.uh.edu/news/fall2011/0920frankel.html