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  • After Words with Tamer Elnoury
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    After Words with Tamer Elnoury

    Tamer Elnoury talked about his book, American Radical, about his experience fighting domestic terrorism in America. He is interviewed by Michael German, author of Thinking Like a Terrorist.…

    1,950 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Government Surveillance and Privacy
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 5

    In presentations on international views and laws related to U.S. intelligence gathering and data collection, Alan Butler presented a short talk, “Schrems and the International Backlash Against U.S. Surveillance,” and Jennifer Daskal…

    370 views
  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Government Surveillance and Violent Extremism
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 4

    Panelist talked about ways to counter violent extremism (CVE) efforts across the U.S. without further stigmatizing Muslims and other marginalized groups. The panelists gave presentations on the use of body…

    451 views
  • Hearing Examines Use of Term Radical Islam in Terrorism Fight
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    Debate on "Radical Islam" and Terrorism

    A Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts convened a hearing on the use of the term “radical Islam” in government documents and…

    69,487 views
  • Walter Mondale and Gary Hart on Strengthening Intelligence Oversight
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    Intelligence Oversight, Part 1

    Former Senators Walter Mondale (D-MN) and Gary Hart (D-CO) and Mr. Schwartz talked about their work on the Church Committee, one of Congress’s first forays into major reforms of the American…

    479 views
  • Discussion on Strengthening Intelligence Oversight Panel 5
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    Intelligence Oversight, Part 5

    Former Church Committee staff members Peter Fenn, Judge Paul Michel, and Patrick Shea talked about current and future oversight of intelligence agencies. “Key Takeaways and Next Steps” were the closing…

    125 views
  • Discussion on Strengthening Intelligence Oversight Panel 2
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    Intelligence Oversight, Part 2

    Panelists talked about the current and future oversight of intelligence agencies. Among the speakers were a number of former Congressional staffers who worked on intelligence oversight for lawmakers. “How do…

    427 views
  • National Whistleblower Assembly
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    National Whistleblower Assembly

    The Government Accountability Project and other supporters of whistleblower protections held the first day of a two-day assembly to raise support for the Whistleblower Protection…

    956 views
  •  Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy
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    Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy

    Panelists talked about the first year of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Topics included the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253. Following their…

    130 views
  • PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
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    PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

    Witnesses testified about the USA PATRIOT Act focusing on portions of the Act being considered for re-authorization and renewal. Among the topics they addressed were the use of wiretaps,…

    696 views
  • Surveillance and Intelligence
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    Surveillance and Intelligence

    In the third of several panels of a day-long event titled, “Counterterroism and the Obama Administration,” participants spoke about surveillance and intelligence. Among the topics they…

    106 views
  • Privacy Domestic Intelligence and Information Sharing
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    Privacy, Domestic Intelligence, and Information Sharing

    A panel discussion was held on protecting individual privacy when intelligence agencies share information. Lisa Graves moderated. “The Way Forward: Privacy and Domestic Intelligence and…

    170 views
  • Government Surveillance
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    Government Surveillance

    Mike German moderated a panel on electronic surveillance and privacy rights. Among the issues addressed were increased surveillance of private citizens by the government as part of…

    627 views
  • National Security and Civil Liberties
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    National Security and Civil Liberties

    Mike German held a discussion on national security versus civil liberties with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up program. The event was held at MHz Studios in…

    45 views
  • emThinking Like A Terroristem
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    Thinking Like A Terrorist

    Mike German talked about his book, Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent. He described the mindset of the terrorists he encountered as an undercover…

    338 views
  • Congressional Oversight of the FBI
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    Congressional Oversight of the FBI

    Panelists talked about the role of whistleblowers in congressional oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They discussed the need for communication among different agencies in…

    93 views
  • Recruitment and Support of Terrorists
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    Recruitment and Support of Terrorists

    Chantal de Jonge Oudraat moderated a panel on the recruitment and support of terrorists. Among the issues addressed were the origins and ideologies of terrorist movements, the appeal of…

    120 views
  • Trying Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts
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    Trying Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts

    A panel discussion is held on the prosecution of domestic and international terrorists in the United States Courts. Among the topics they addressed were the precedents established by the…

    146 views
  • National Security Whistleblowers
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    National Security Whistleblowers

    Witnesses testified about retribution against whistleblowers in national security areas. The first panel was made up of present and former military and government officials from the most…

    689 views