We will hold an event at the Brookings Institution a week from tomorrow, which marks the anniversary of the first Snowden disclosures. Lawfare readers will be familiar with the all the participants and their insightful views on these issues. It is sure to be a robust discussion. Details and registration information below:
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 2:00 — 3:30 pm
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
In light of the information leaked by Edward Snowden, the Obama administration declassified a large amount of information related to surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the president called for the end of the bulk telephony metadata program. Congress has also taken up proposals to limit and reform the government’s surveillance powers. Against the backdrop of these changes, does the United States need more reform to its surveillance authorities? How much more should happen, and in which areas?
On June 5, the anniversary of the first Snowden disclosures, Governance Studies at Brookings will hold a debate on the future of U.S. intelligence collection authorities. The resolution is “U.S. surveillance authorities require fundamental reform.” Arguing in favor are Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU and Julian Sanchez of the CATO Institute. Arguing in opposition are John “Chris” Inglis, former NSA deputy director, and Carrie Cordero, director of National Security Studies at Georgetown Law. Brookings Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes will moderate the event.
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
The Brookings Institution
Deputy Legal Director and Director, Center for Democracy
American Civil Liberties Union
John "Chris" Inglis
Former Deputy Director
National Security Agency
Director, National Security Studies
To RSVP, please call the Brookings Office of Communications at 202.797.6105, or visit: http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-snowden-surveillance