The NSA, Security, Privacy, and Intelligence
International & National Security Law Practice Group Symposium
In the 12 years since 9/11, as the national security threat matrix has become increasingly complex, technological advances have expanded intelligence gathering capabilities significantly. Recently, public concern about government monitoring of individuals has come to the forefront of the discussion. To address the intersection of security, privacy, and intelligence, the President has proposed several reforms, and is studying others in consultation with Congress. This Symposium will analyze and offer observations on those proposals.
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Panel I: Foreign Intelligence Collection and the FISA Court
11:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
- Mr. Harley Geiger, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director, Freedom, Security and Surveillance Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
- Prof. Peter S. Margulies, Roger Williams University School of Law
- Mr. Julian Sánchez, Research Fellow, The Cato Institute
- Hon. Honorable Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, former U.S. Homeland Security Advisor, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for National Security
- Moderator: Mr. Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Chairman, International & National Security Law Practice Group, The Federalist Society
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
- Hon. Michael Chertoff, Co-founder and Managing Principal, The Chertoff Group, and former Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security
Panel II: The NSA Telephone Metadata Program
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Mr. Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP, and former head of the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
- Mr. Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute
- Mr. Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
- Moderator: Prof. Nathan A. Sales, George Mason University School of Law
Lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend this event.
Please register online.