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Importance of Intelligence: an International Perspective

March 25, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am

Offering an international perspective on NSA's programs, this discussion will focus on what role the US should play in the intelligence community to counter terrorism.

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Michael J. Geary is Assistant Professor of Modern Europe and the European Union at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He has held distinguished fellowships including a Global Europe Fellowship at the Wilson Center, a Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship at the Catholic University of American (D.C.) and a European Parliament-Bronisław Geremek Research Fellowship at the College of Europe (Warsaw). He is the author of two books as well as articles and op-eds on EU integration, enlargement and EU-US relations. A First Class graduate of the National University of Ireland, he holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Timothy Kirkhope is a Member of the European Parliament for the British Conservative Party, and represents the Region of Yorkshire & The Humber.  In addition, Kirkhope serves as the Conservative Spokesman for Justice and Home Affairs and Vice Chair of the Special Committee on Organized Crime. The Committees deal with issues such as surveillance (in relation to the NSA and PRISM revelations), border control and immigration, and data protection. Kirkhope was Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament for 6 years until November 2010. Kirkhope was the Westminster MP for Leeds North East from 1987 to 1997. He was appointed to the Government Whips Office by Margaret Thatcher, and continued in this role under Prime Minister John Major, before being appointed Vice-Chamberlain to the Queen in the Royal Household in 1995. In the autumn of that year he moved to the Home Office to be the Minister responsible for asylum, immigration and borders, licensing and gambling.

Robert Pittenger is serving his first term in the United States Congress, representing the citizens of North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District.  Congressman Pittenger's district encompasses portions of Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union Counties, and is home to the second largest financial center in the country, located in Charlotte.  He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, and sits on the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, as well as the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.  House Speaker John Boehner appointed Congressman Pittenger to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors human rights and the development of the rule of law in China.  He is Chairman of the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, and is also a member of the Taskforce on Terrorism and Proliferation Financing.

Location: 
4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Michael J. Geary // Global Fellow
    Assistant Professor, Modern Europe and the European Union, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Member of the European Parliament for the British Conservative Party
  • U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District
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