Rethinking Intelligence: What Will National Security Policy Look Like in 10 Years?

March 11, 2015

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Defense One present:

Rethinking Intelligence
What Will the Intelligence Enterprise Look Like in 10 Years?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Program
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center
1307 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005


Mary Ellen Callahan
Former Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Freedom of Information Officer,
Department of Homeland Security

Michael German
Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice

Melvin Goodman
Former Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, State Department

introductory remarks by:

Kevin Baron
Executive Editor, Defense One

featuring video interviews with:

Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight | John Elliff, Former "Church Committee" Staff Member | Clark Kent Ervin, Former Inspector General, State Department and Department of Homeland Security | Benjamin Friedman​, Fellow, Cato Institute | Cynthia Lum, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University 

In partnership with Defense One, former FBI veteran and Brennan Center Fellow Michael German interviewed former intelligence officials, congressional staffers, academic researchers, and advocates for an inside look at underlying structural and strategic problems in U.S. intelligence programs. Their arguments tackle three fundamental questions: what is the scope of the new intelligence community, why does it sometimes fail, and how should the U.S. reform it?

Join intelligence experts for an in-depth discussion about what’s working and what’s not with U.S. intelligence practices as well as a candid discussion about the future of national security policy. Interviews from the Brennan Center’s “Rethinking Intelligence” video project will also be screened.

Please RSVP by filling out the form below or clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact Brennan Center Events Manager, Jafreen Uddin, at or 646.292.8345.