Free Discussion: Ethics, Law and Surveillance Culture

Monday, September 23, 2013, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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In the light of recent revelations around the National Security Agency PRISM program, a panel of journalists, civil libertarians and human rights experts will present the long history of domestic spying by government agencies, private sector cooperation, and the legal, ethical and business challenges of defending and preserving liberty and constitutionality in cyberspace.

Free and open to the public.

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Guests include: 

James Bamford -- Investigative Journalist, Expert on NSA and Author of "Puzzle Palace", "Body of Secrets", "Pretext to War", and "The Shadow Factory"
 
Donna Lieberman -- Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
 
Stanley L. Cohen -- Human Rights Activist, Criminal Defense Attorney, Legal Counsel to Anonymous "PayPal 14"
 
Paul DeRienzo -- Journalist, Educator, Radio and TV host of "Let Them Talk"
 
Paul Garrin (moderator) -- Cooper Union Alumnus, Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Name.Space and WiFi-NY, Cyber Libertarian 

 

Presented by The Cooper Union Entrepreneurship Society and The Cooper Union Alumni Association in association with the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City.

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