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Feb 23

Listening For Terrorists: Surveillance Program - Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

On January 17, 2007, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that electronic surveillance under the NSA domestic surveillance program will be subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a court that operates under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978. Prior to this announcement, the surveillance program - that includes interception of communications to and from the United States - operated without warrants or court review. The Heritage Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) have assembled a range experts to discuss the implications of this recent change, the lessons learned, and the next steps for electronic surveillance in the fight against international terrorism.

More About the Speakers

Mary DeRosa
Senior Fellow,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Todd Gaziano
Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Suzanne Spaulding
Bingham Consulting Group

John C. Yoo
Professor of Law,
University of California, Berkeley,
School of Law, and
Author of War By Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Assistant Director,
Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis
Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation