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For the discussion, which will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the McNally Amphitheatre, the Center on National Security has also lined up:
-James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America (Anchor, 2009);
-Ariel Dorfman, Ph.D., a human-rights activist and the Walter Hines Page Research Professor of Literature and professor of Latin American Studies; Spanish Studies at Duke University;
-Bruce Schneier, a cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and author of Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive (Wiley, 2012)
Chief among the issues they will be tasked with addressing is what we know—and don’t yet know—about how surveillance is reshaping our public and private lives.
The panel will be moderated by Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN American Center, and will also try to answer questions such as:
What effect is the expansive American surveillance state having on us?
Are the programs that Snowden revealed inhibiting the way we think, speak, and create, distorting social interactions, damaging individuals or communities?
The discussion will be live-streamed at http://www.pen.org/event/2013/10/25/theyre-watching-us-so-what
For more information and to RSVP, visit http://centeronnationalsecurity.org/node/835, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org