Monday, February 2, 2015

Strengthening Congressional Oversight: Lessons from the Church Committee, 05 February, NYC

The Brennan Center for Justice presents:

Strengthening Congressional Oversight:
Lessons from the Church Committee

Thursday, February 5, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Registration
12:30 p.m. Program
Brennan Center for Justice
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr.
Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
Michael German
Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
Forty years after the formation of the Church Committee, congressional oversight of U.S. intelligence programs is needed more than ever. Sweeping and invasive surveillance programs, the illegal monitoring and profiling of religious communities, and secret torture programs and cover-ups are among the features of our current intelligence enterprise.

Sixteen former Church Committee staff members are calling for a comprehensive analysis and examination of the oversight of US intelligence agencies and authorities to ensure practices and programs respect the rule of law as well as Americans’ privacy and civil liberties.

Join former Church Committee Chief Counsel Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Brennan Center Fellow Michael German for a candid and engaging discussion about current intelligence oversight controls and how structures put in place four decades ago by the Church Committee could be reformed to better check intelligence abuse.

CLICK HERE to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Brennan Center Events Coordinator, Jafreen Uddin, at or 646.292.8345.

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