National Security

Counterterrorism, National Security, and the Rule of Law

July 19, 2013

The tension between a free press and national security. The tension between security and liberty. The tension between our values and our security needs. The tension between what the law demands and what the national defense requires. These and other “tensions” will be explored in this session with past and present combatants in these perennial struggles.

Raj De, General Counsel, National Security Agency
Neil MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Jeh Charles Johnson, Former General Counsel, Department of Defense; Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison
Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
MODERATOR: Mike Isikoff, National Investigative Correspondent, NBC News