NSA Secrecy and National Security

April 8, 2014
By Doug Gavel, HKS Communications

Following a string of disturbing disclosures about government-sponsored data collection and analysis, many Americans are now questioning the integrity of the nation’s internal intelligence apparatus. On Monday night (April 7), a group of distinguished scholars gathered at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum to debit the merits of “NSA Secrecy and National Security” in a panel discussion co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Institute of Politics.

Panelists included John Deutch, Emeritus Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Director of Central Intelligence (1995-96); Jane Harman, director, president and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2011); Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School (1995-2004); David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times, senior fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, adjunct lecturer in public policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Dina Temple-Raston, Neiman Fellow, Harvard University, National Public Radio, counterterrorism correspondent; Graham Allison (moderator), director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, dean, Harvard Kennedy School (1977-1989).

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NSA forum April 7, 2014

NSA forum discussion in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on April 7, 2014.