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National Security, Civil Liberties and the Surveillance State

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How do we ensure that both liberty and security are protected in this age of enhanced surveillance? U.S. SENATOR RON WYDEN is widely recognized as a leading voice in the U.S. Congress for more open and trans¬parent national security policies. His warnings about provisions of the USA Patriot Act and the surveillance policies of the National Security Agency have sparked new debates. Senator Wyden will discuss the tension between civil liberties and national security and how we can preserve liberty and security.

Admission is free but seating is limited - Registration Required

  Presented in conjunction with THE WAYNE MORSE LEGACY SERIES (copresented by The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon and The Oregon Historical Society).

Event cosponsored by the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

U.S. Senator Wayne Morse was a stalwart advocate of open and transparent government, public debate, and the importance of protecting our constitutional and civil liberties. As one of only two Senators to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Morse’s dissent against the Vietnam War is his most enduring and memorable legacy. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, The Wayne Morse Legacy Series shows the relevance of Morse’s principles to important current issues of national security and military affairs, through non-partisan, free. public programs in Oregon and Washington, D.C.

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