Read about the panelists participating in the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate over whether more domestic surveillance will prevent another Sept. 11-like terrorist attack.
SPEAKERS FOR THE MOTION
David Frum is the author of five books, including The New York Times bestseller An End to Evil: How To Win the War on Terror, with co-author Richard Perle. Frum is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and writes a daily column for National Review Online, plus weekly columns for Canadas National Post and Italy's Il Foglio.
Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a contributor to National Review Online. From 1993 through 1996, while an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, he led the prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.
John Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. From 2001-03, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and previously was general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Yoo is the author of War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror.
SPEAKERS AGAINST THE MOTION
Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House from 1995 to 2003, serving as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and as vice chairman of the Government Reform Committee. He occupies the 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy at the American Conservative Union, and serves as a board member of the National Rifle Association.
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. He is the author of The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America and The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age.
Nadine Strossen, a law professor at New York Law School, has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. Since 1991, she has served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation's largest and oldest civil liberties organization.
Chris Bury has been an ABC News correspondent for nearly 25 years. Since 1993, he has been assigned to Nightline, where he served frequently as a substitute for anchor Ted Koppel. He has earned five Emmy awards for his work at Nightline and received Columbia University-DuPont honors for his reporting on World News Tonight.