“It’s 2015: Why Are We Still Debating Torture?” is the provocative and timely title for former Sen. Mark Udall’s 2015 Marks Lecture, which he will deliver at the James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson on Tuesday, March 10.
Background provided by the law school illustrates why the ex-lawmaker is a good fit for this topic:
“Senator Udall, who served on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led the bipartisan effort to rein in the NSA’s dragnet collection of Americans’ personal data. He also has been an unwavering advocate for strong, independent oversight of the CIA. He was one of the leading advocates for releasing the Senate Intelligence Committee’s study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program.”
News stories on the former Senator’s willingness to demand accountability from entrenched and powerful agencies suggest his lecture will be candid and eye-opening. Read about Mark Udall here, here, and here.
The UA Law School information continues:
“Senator Udall is known for reaching across party lines to solve problems and for his willingness to work with people, including those with whom he has philosophical differences. He championed bipartisan legislation to balance the nation’s budget, protect our public lands and establish a strong national security policy. While in the Senate, he served on the Select Committee on Intelligence.”
Udall is a Colorado resident, and he represented that state in the U.S. Senate from 2009 through 2014 and in the House from 1999 to 2008. He also served a term in the Colorado State Legislature from 1997 to 1999.
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164 (Ares Auditorium), Tucson, AZ 85721
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