Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States: Past, Present, and Future

September 17, 2013 —

WHAT:

Part one of a three-part discussion series from the Center on National Security and the Law, and the National Security Law Society: Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States: Past, Present, and Future

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS:

William M. Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

PANELISTS:

Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Church Committee Member
Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart, Church Committee Member
Former U.S. Ambassador William Miller, Church Committee Staff Director
Dr. Loch Johnson, Former Special Assistant to Senator Frank Church

MODERATOR:

Laura K. Donohue, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

NOTE:

This is a crucially important time for the United States—a number of foreign intelligence gathering programs using new technologies have recently been unveiled, and the public, the media, and scholars are just beginning to address their implications. Part one of this three-part discussion series will focus on the 1975-76 Church Committee (formally known as the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities), which exposed government surveillance abuses and played a key role in the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Following the keynote address by Senator Leahy, an esteemed panel of former Church Committee members and top staff will discuss this turning point in American history. 

Media interested in attending should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.