In the spring of 2016, the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas-Austin hosted a symposium on “Intelligence in American Society”. The conference focused on the supervision and oversight of U.S. intelligence activities. The luncheon keynote speaker was Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Morning and afternoon discussions involved current and former officials involved in intelligence oversight by all three branches of government, the media, and non-governmental organizations.
The White House Press release on Hon. Lisa Monaco’s remarks can be accessed here.
Video links to Ms. Monaco’s remarks, audience Q&A, and the panel discussions follow.
Selected photos from this event can be found here.
INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
University of Texas at Austin
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
9:00 – 9:05 am Welcome Remarks by Stephen Slick, Intelligence Studies Project Director
9:05 – 10:15 am Executive Branch Supervision and Oversight of U.S. Intelligence
Moderator: Philip Bobbitt (Professor of Law, Columbia University)
Joan Dempsey (former Executive Director of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board)
Brett Holmgren (National Security Council Senior Director for Intelligence Programs)
Kenneth Wainstein (former Homeland Security Advisor and FBI General Counsel)
10:30 – 11:30 am Safeguarding Civil Liberties and Countering Terrorism
Moderator: Kenneth Wainstein
David Medine (Chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board)
Rachel Brand (Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board)
Elisebeth Collins (Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board)
12:00 – 1:15 pm Luncheon Remarks by the Honorable Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor
1:30 – 2:30 pm The Role of Congress in Overseeing National Security Institutions
Moderator: Admiral Bobby Inman (former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence)
Honorable Michael McCaul (Chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security)
Honorable Michael Conaway (Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence)
2:45 – 3:00 pm Report on Policy Research Project for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
LBJ School of Public Affairs Students
3:00 – 4:00 pm The Media’s Responsibilities in National Security Reporting
Moderator: Suzanne Kelly (Publisher and CEO of The Cipher Brief)
William Harlow (former Director of Public Affairs at CIA)
Eric Schmitt (Senior Writer, Terrorism and National Security, The New York Times)
John Walcott (Professor, Georgetown University)
The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Politics and Governance, the Alexander Hamilton Society, UT Student Veterans Service, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.