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NSA with Justin Amash

NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It



October 9,[masked]:00AM


Hayek Auditorium

Keynote speakers: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence; Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI).  Panelists include: Siobhan GormanWall Street JournalSpencer AckermanThe Guardian;Barton GellmanWashington PostCharlie SavageNew York TimesJameel Jaffer, ACLU; Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center; David Lieber, Google; David Dahl, SpiderOak; Jim Burrows, Silent Circle; Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

Since June, news reports based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have revealed the depth and breadth of NSA surveillance activities. The NSA scandal’s many dimensions include: mass domestic surveillance of telephone call information; allegations that officials deceived Congress, the courts, and the public about the nature of the NSA’s programs; alleged access to the Internet’s backbone and the traffic of major Internet companies; and systematic efforts to undercut the use of the encryption that secures communications and financial information.

Please join us on October 9 at a conference focusing on these issues and more, featuring keynote addresses by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Conference speakers and panels will explore the reporting challenges, legal issues, technology and business dimensions, and potential for reforms related to NSA surveillance.

To follow the discussion on Twitter follow the hashtag #CatoNSA.

For full speaker biographies click here.

9:30 – 10:00Registration

10:00 – 11:00Morning Keynote: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

11:00 – 12:00Press Panel

Moderator: Julian Sanchez

Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Bart GellmanWashington Post

Spencer AckermanThe Guardian

Siobhan GormanWall Street Journal

Charlie SavageNew York Times

12:00 – 1:00Lunch Keynote: Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)

1:00 – 2:00Law

Moderator: Jim Harper

Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Jameel Jaffer, American Civil Liberties Union

Laura Donohue Georgetown Law

Paul Rosenzweig, Heritage Foundation

David Lieber, Google

2:00 – 3:00Technology Panel

Moderator: Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Karen Reilly, The Tor Project

Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania

Jim Burrows, Silent Circle

Chris Soghoian, American Civil Liberties Union

David Dahl, SpiderOak

3:00 – 3:30Afternoon Keynote: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

3:30 – 4:30Reform

Moderator: Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Michelle Richardson, American Civil Liberties Union

Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School

Kevin Bankston, Center for Democracy and Technology

John Mueller, The Ohio State University; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

4:30 – 5:00Reception

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