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Intelligence in American Society

Intelligence in American Society

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security Advisor
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016   |   9:00am-4:00pm   |  AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

The Clements Center, Strauss Center, and UT's Intelligence Studies Project invite you to attend the "Intelligence in American Society" conference on March 30, 2016 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. The luncheon keynote speaker is The Honorable Lisa O. Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Cosponsors include the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Center for Politics and Governance, UT Student Veterans Services and the Alexander Hamilton Society. 

Morning and afternoon panel and roundtable discussions will involve other current and former officials involved in intelligence oversight by all three branches of government, the media, and non-governmental organizations.

Registration for the Keynote Lunch and conference is now open. 

Lisa O. Monaco assumed the duties of the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor on March 8, 2013. She advises the President on all aspects of counterterrorism policy and strategy as well as the coordination of all homeland security-related activities throughout the Executive Branch.

Previously, Ms. Monaco served as Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she oversaw nationwide national security prosecutions and investigations, and led the Justice Department division of the DOJ created as a result of post 9/11 reforms. Ms. Monaco’s Justice Department career includes serving as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and as chief of staff to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III.

From 2001 to 2007, Ms. Monaco worked in the United States Attorney's office for the District of Columbia. As an Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the Enron Task Force, she was a co-lead trial counsel in the prosecution of five former executives of Enron Broadband Services. She is a recipient of the Justice Department’s highest award—the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, as well as the Edmund J. Randolph Award. Ms. Monaco also served as counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno from 1998 to 2001.

Before joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Monaco clerked for the Honorable Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A. from Harvard University.


Classroom 203, AT&T Conference Center

8:30 - 9:00 am        Arrival and Registration (Coffee/Tea Served)

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)

Salon C, AT&T Conference Center

12:00 - 1:15 pm      Luncheon Remarks by the Honorable Lisa O. Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor

Classroom 203, AT&T Conference Center

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)

4:00 pm                    Conference Adjourns