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Contributing architect of Patriot Act to speak, Feb. 17

A lecture on "The USA Patriot Act and Civil Liberties Since 9/11" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Viet Dinh, professor of law and co-director of Asian law and policy studies at the Georgetown University Law Center. From 2001 to 2003, Dinh left Georgetown to serve as the assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Policy. He was charged with the evaluation of the Department of Justice priorities, policies and practices post-9/11, and played an integral role in the development of the USA Patriot Act and revision of the attorney general's guidelines.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and is one in a series leading up to the April 23-24 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs.

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