National security expert Nancy Fortenberry to give Birch Bayh Lecture

  • Oct. 15, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the nation's leading experts in national security will present the Fourth Annual Birch Bayh Lecture on Oct. 22 at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Nancy Fortenberry will deliver the lecture, "National Security, Local Impact: It's an Outside the Beltway Thing," at 5:30 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom at Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St. on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

The annual Bayh Lecture Series was established in honor of Birch Bayh, who served Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 1962 to 1980. During his three terms, Bayh authored historic legislation affecting the American presidency and the individual rights of women, minorities and youth.

Fortenberry is the general counsel to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board and previously served as deputy legal advisor on the National Security Council staff at the White House. She is also associate general counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency. Fortenberry is a National Security Crisis Law Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center and has over 25 years of experience in the national-security field.

Fortenberry holds an LL.M., with a certificate in national security law, from the Georgetown University Law Center; a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law; and a bachelor's degree in political science, with honors, from Jackson State University.

The Bayh lecture offers 1.0 hour of CLE with registration via the McKinney School of Law website.


Nancy Fortenberry

Nancy Fortenberry

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