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Mark Udall

The 35th Annual Marks Lecture

Senator Mark Udall


Topic: "It's 2015: Why Are We Still Debating Torture?"

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015,

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164



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About the Speaker

Colorado resident and native westerner Mark Udall represented the people of Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 2009 through 2014 and the 2nd Congressional District from 1999 to 2008. He also served one term in the Colorado State Legislature as a member of the General Assembly from 1997 to 1999, representing the 13th District, which encompassed the community of Broomfield and parts of southern and western Boulder County.

Sen. 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 has championed bipartisan legislation to balance the nation's budget, protect our public lands and establish a tough, but smart, national security policy.

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.



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About the Annual Marks Lecture

The Marks Memorial Lectures were established in 1979 to enrich the curriculum of the College of Law by bringing to it the scholarship and learning of eminent persons in various fields of law. The Lectures are held annually and published under the auspices of The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. The College of Law is grateful to the late Judge Jack Marks and his wife, Selma Skora Paul, a 1956 graduate of The University of Arizona College of Law, for their generous support in endowing the lecture series in memory of his father, Isaac Marks. Judge Jack Marks graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1935 and practiced law in New York and Arizona. He was appointed Pima County's first Superior Court Commissioner serving until 1965 when he became a judge. He retired from that position in 1980 having served, with distinction, the State of Arizona. Judge Marks died in 1983.


Additional Information

Open to the public, and no cost to attend. A reception will follow the lecture.


Please direct questions to Emily Cayton at or 520-626-3056


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