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Brave New World:Technology and Civil Liberties in the 21st Century

Audience: 
Open to the Public, Registration Required
Speaker(s): 
Edward Felten, Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Wilson School; former Chief Technologist, U.S. Federal Trade Commission * Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center

The role of technology and cyber civil rights in a networked age is a relative newcomer to the world of policy makers. On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, Edward Felten, the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs; director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at the Wilson School; and former chief technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will discuss these issues in a discussion titled, “Brave New World: Technology and Civil Liberties in the 21st Century,” at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Felten served from 2011-2012 as the first chief technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. His research interests include computer security and privacy, especially related to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. He has testified before the House and Senate Committee Hearings on privacy, electronic voting and digital television. In 2004, Scientific American named him to its list of fifty worldwide science and technology leaders.

Rosen directs the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis.” His essays and commentaries have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the "10 Best Magazine Journalists in America." Rosen is the author of several books. His most recent, as co-editor, is titled, “Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.”

 

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