FORA.tv Speaker - Viet Dinh
Viet Dinh is a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law School, where he also served as deputy director of Asian law and policy studies and as co-director of the joint program in law and business administration.
A regular commentator on policy issues and a public affairs consultant, Mr. Dinh served as assistant attorney general for legal policy for the U.S. from 2001 to 2003. As the official responsible for developing federal legal policy, he contributed to a number of diverse policy initiatives to reduce demand for illicit drugs, eliminate racial profiling in federal law enforcement, protect children from exploitation, combat human trafficking, develop DNA technology, reduce gun violence, and reform civil and criminal justice procedures.
After September 11, he conducted a comprehensive review and revision of Department of Justice priorities, policies and practices to ensure that all available resources are dedicated to protecting America against terrorist acts.
Additionally, he played a key role in developing the U.S. Patriot Act and revising the Attorney General's Guidelines, which govern federal law enforcement activities and national security investigations. He also represented the Department of Justice in selecting and confirming federal judges, contributing to the appointment of 100 district judges and 23 appellate judges during his tenure.
04.28.07 | 01:09:40 min
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