Former U.S. Senator Mark Udall speaking on torture

March 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
UA School of Law
The University of Arizona
1201 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85721
Former Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall (2009 to 2014)

Former Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall (2009 to 2014)

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 p.m.: Former U.S. Senator Mark Udall will deliver the 2015 Marks Lecture, entitled “It’s 2015:  Why Are We Still Debating Torture?”  Sen. 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. The event will be held at the UA College of Law, Room 164 (Ares Auditorium), and it is open to the public, with no cost to attend.  A reception will follow the lecture.  To register, visit  Please direct questions to Emily Cayton at or (520) 626-3056.

One response to “Former U.S. Senator Mark Udall speaking on torture

  1. Terrific talk by Senator Udall (son of Congressman Mo) who told the audience of about 80 people about his role on the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee when the recent oversight report on the CIA’s EIT (enhanced intelligence techniques aka torture) was released last fall. He said that the report “impaired the moral leadership of the U.S., causing international distrust of the CIA” and this ongoing cover up. He said the White House response is also a cover up, that the CIA lied about the tip off regarding the Osama bin Laden assassination. Udall called for accountability, the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan, changing the culture of corruption at the CIA. Senator Udall grew up in Tucson, attended Canyon del Oro HS, now lives in Colorado.

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