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Professor Chesney Reacts to Obama NSA Speech

President Barack Obama announced intelligence gathering reforms in a speech Friday in response to intelligence leaks and disputes about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. Professor and national security expert Bobby Chesney listened to Obama’s NSA speech, live tweeted it from @BobbyChesney and shares his reaction to the much-anticipated speech below. “Today’s NSA speech was […]


Scott Horton, ’81, to deliver Weil Lecture, “More Security, Less Democracy? Struggling to Maintain Democratic Voices in the National Security Debate,” February 21, 2012

Scott Horton, ’81, a professor at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harper’s, will deliver the 2012 Weil Lecture on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in the Eidman Auditorium. Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., and Horton’s talk, “More Security, Less Democracy? Struggling to Maintain Democratic Voices in the National Security Debate” will follow at 6:30 p.m.


Video: Clinical Professor Ranjana Natarajan discusses national security and the right to privacy, on UT’s Know online magazine

In this video from UT’s Know online magazine, she explains the necessary balancing act that occurs in the United States legal system, as citizens challenge the use of new and more invasive defense technologies such as whole-body scanners in airports. From Guantanamo Bay to police searches, Natarajan clarifies the significance of the rule of law and the writ of habeas corpus in maintaining national security.