nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event THIS TUESDAY Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States

Georgetown Law’s

Center on National Security and the Law

and National Security Law Society

proudly present a three-part discussion series this autumn:

Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States:

Past, Present, and Future

This is a crucially important time in the United States’ history. A number of foreign intelligence gathering programs using new technologies recently have been unveiled, and the public, the media, and scholars are just beginning to address what these programs mean for the future of the country.

Please join us on September 24, 2013 for the first event in the series, focused on the past.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), will be giving the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion by former members and key staff of the 1975-76 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (“Church Committee”).

The Church Committee exposed government surveillance abuses and played a key role in the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which, as subsequently amended, provides the framework for current foreign intelligence gathering programs.

Introductory Remarks

Dean William Treanor, Georgetown Law

Keynote Address

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)


Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Church Committee Member

Senator Gary Hart, Church Committee Member

Mr. Frederick Schwarz, Church Committee Chief Counsel

Ambassador William Miller, Church Committee Staff Director

Dr. Loch Johnson, Special Assistant to Senator Frank Church

Professor Laura K. Donohue, Georgetown Law (moderator)

September 24, 2013 – 9:45 am to noon

Hart Auditorium

Georgetown Law

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20001

Reception to follow

Please RSVP to rsvp2

Please direct questions to nationalsecurity

September 24 Church Committee.docx

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