Security Conundrum: An Evening With Senator Dianne Feinstein

Thursday, May 28, 2015
CEMEX Auditorium

The Stanford Law School, Stanford In Government, Continuing Studies, Hoover Institution, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation invites you to join us on Thursday, May 28 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the CEMEX Auditorium to hear Senator Dianne Feinstein speak on the challenges of security and transparency.

Senator Dianne Feinstein has been at the vortex of the debate about Edward Snowden’s disclosures since he exposed an array of National Security Agency surveillance programs in 2013. As chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 2009-2014, and now the ranking minority member, Senator Feinstein has tried to help the nation strike the appropriate balance between security and liberty as she and her Senate colleagues examined NSA practices in light of the Snowden materials. She also played a leading role in the Senate investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency detention and interrogation program following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Senator Feinstein pressed to make the Senate report public. Some parts of the study were released in December 2014. A California Democrat and Stanford graduate, she has served in the Senate since 1993.

In her May 28 appearance at Stanford, Senator Feinstein will discuss the Congressional role in overseeing America’s intelligence agencies, including the NSA and CIA, and establishing the laws that govern their operations. The format for her appearance will be a colloquy with Philip Taubman, a consulting professor at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and former Washington bureau chief of The New York Times.

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