Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Increasing homeland security measures and maintaining protection
of civil liberties are often discussed as irreconcilable interests,
yet it is important to recognize that these two needs are not
necessarily opposed to one another. It is imperative that policy
makers find ways to coordinate and fuse these needs into a cohesive
policy that will not only secure America's physical borders from
intrusion, but will ensure that the freedom and individuality that
define the American way of life do not become the next casualties
of global terrorism.
The Heritage Foundation is proud to host Mr. Daniel Sutherland to
speak on the issues surrounding Homeland Security and Civil
Liberties. Mr. Sutherland provides legal and policy advice to the
Department of Homeland Security's senior officers on civil rights
and civil liberties issues, working to find innovative ways to
achieve the integration of homeland security strategy and the
protection of individual rights and liberties. His office is
committed to informing policy within the DHS on topics such as
racial and ethnic profiling, identity documents and biometrics, the
detention of immigrants after 9/11, and strengthening civil
liberties training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Mr. Sutherland will be discussing the Office of Civil Rights and
Civil Liberties' first report to Congress, released this month,
which details the implementation of civil rights and liberties
policies within the DHS.
More About the Speakers
Daniel W. Sutherland
Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
Timothy H. Edgar
American Civil Liberties Union