Public Citizen to Host Talk With Member of Obama’s NSA Surveillance Review Group, First Amendment Scholar Geoffrey Stone
In Aftermath of Snowden Leaks, Obama Tapped 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.
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.”