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Now that We Know: Technology, Law, Journalism and Policy after Snowden

May 2, 2015 12:30PM to 05:00PM
Friends Center Convocation room
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Open to the Public, Registration Required
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This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy, the Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson School.

As part of the ongoing conversation at Princeton University about privacy and security, the Center for Information Technology Policy, the Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson School are holding a free, public conference to discuss the impacts of the Snowden disclosures on technology, law, journalism and policy. This conference will be videotaped and livestreamed. Please RSVP for a guaranteed seat. 
 
The event brings together experts in computer science, journalism and law from government, the private sector and the academy to provide a comprehensive view of the current state of affairs and to offer a diverse set of perspectives on where we should go from here. The day’s events will explore how to ensure simultaneous protection of national security and other important values, including personal privacy, the right of citizens to know what their government is doing and security of the internet itself. By cutting across disciplines and incorporating a wide range of viewpoints, the conference aims to generate policy proposals to address the issues raised by both Snowden’s actions and the information he revealed.
 
These events add to others we have organized at Princeton this academic year that have touched upon national security and civil liberties, including “Challenges and Opportunities in an Interconnected World: A Conversation with Admiral Michael Rogers, USN“; the public talk on “Privacy and National Security” by George Ellard, inspector general of the NSA; and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Conference: "Civil Liberties in Times of War." The Snowden conference provides a venue for interdisciplinary discussion on cybersecurity, surveillance, national security, investigative journalism and individual rights.

Schedule

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Determining the Role of Technology

Lead Speaker:
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University

Commentators:
Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge
Jonathan Mayer, Stanford University

Moderator:
Joseph Bonneau, Stanford University and the Electronic Frontier Foundation

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Protecting Privacy and Security

Lead Speaker:
The Honorable Patricia Wald, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Commentators:
Richard Salgado, Google
Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
Ben Wizner, American Civil Liberties Union

Moderator:
Jonathan Hafetz, Seton Hall University and Princeton University

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Reporting National Security Secrets

Lead Speaker:
Barton Gellman, The Century Foundation, Princeton University, and The Washington Post

Commentators:
Karen Kaiser, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Associated Press
Matthew Olsen, Harvard University, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and former General Counsel for the National Security Agency

Moderator:
Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University

Media inquiries should be directed to Elisabeth Donahue,edonahue@princeton.edu, 609-258-5988.