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Live Webcast (January 16th) Available for Public Citizen Symposium With Geoffrey Stone, Member of Obama’s NSA Surveillance Review Group

Live Webcast (January 16th) Available for Public Citizen Symposium With Geoffrey Stone, Member of Obama’s NSA Surveillance Review Group

In Aftermath of Snowden Leaks, Obama Tapped First Amendment Scholar, University of Chicago Law School Professor
for Special Panel to Analyze, Report, Recommend


WHAT: A symposium with Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago’s Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law. The symposium will be simultaneously streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/public-citizen-event-nsa-spying.


Stone was one of five top-echelon experts in law and intelligence appointed by President Barack Obama to a panel charged with assessing the National Security Administration’s (NSA) overreaching surveillance policies in the wake of revelations by Edward Snowden. Panel members were given top-secret clearances and a relatively short timeline – less than four months – to make recommendations.

On Dec. 12, the panel submitted its findings in a 300-page public report, Liberty and Security in a Changing World. The group recommended 46 reforms that would “recalibrate” the way our intelligence community works.

Formerly the provost of the University of Chicago and dean of its law school, Stone was chairman of the board of the American Constitution Society and has written numerous books on constitutional law, including “Top Secret: When the Government Keeps Us in the Dark,” “War and Liberty: An American Dilemma” and “Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime.”

WHEN: 12-1 p.m. EST, Thurs., Jan. 16

WHERE: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (at 20th and Q Sts., N.W.)

WHO: Geoffrey Stone, member of The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen; moderator

WEBCAST: A live webcast of the event will be available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/public-citizen-event-nsa-spying.

RSVP: Due to limited seating, please register for the event as soon as possible by emailing bholzer@citizen.org.

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