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Upcoming Talks, Panels, and Other Events 

Panel Discussion: "Spywatchers: Governing Intelligence in an Imperfect World"  Moderated by Michael J. Morell  



Lisa Monaca

George Little

John Rizzo

Mark Zaid


Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security 



Event Date

December 10, 2018 


Event Time

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Reception with refreshments, wine, and beer following the discussion. No charge



Event Purpose


A look at the legal and internal mechanisms of internal oversight by former Government officials with experience at CIA, the Departments of Defense and  Justice, and the private sector.




National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20045  



To learn more about this event and to register


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"Balancing Government and Employee Interests in  Disputes Involving Classified Information" 


Bar Association of the District of Columbia, moderated by the Council on Intelligence Issues



Event Date

January 10, 2019


Event Time


5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Event Purpose


Panel discussion about challenges and best practices in litigating matters involving government employees when classified information may be at issue.  


Panelists will include current and former officials from the CIA, DIA, Department of Justice, and the private sector with experience in navigating the challenges raised when access to classified information can be necessary but contentious or opposed.  


Reception and refreshments included.




Washington, D.C.  


Additional information about this event, its location, and to register will be available in the near future.




CII Events Planned for 2019



Council on Intelligence Issues in 2019


"Cyber and Related Issues Challenging Intelligence, Legal, and Policy Officials" 


A panel of experts will address intelligence collection challenges and risks in light of technological advances and increasing privacy interests, practical as well as policy and legal obstacles, and the personal liability risks for intelligence officials who sometimes operate under circumstances with little if any clarity in what applicable laws and policies allow.


Event Date:

Mid-Winter 2019













CII Welcomes Suggestions for Events for late Spring and the Fall, 2019


Under consideration:

Practical Considerations When Intelligence Officers Want to Know Whether To Hire a Lawyer -- Your Agency Can't Always Help


Intelligence Analytic and Operational Objectivity: Speaking Truth to Power


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