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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Panel of Indiana University experts to discuss Edward Snowden, NSA monitoring

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 4, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Experts on foreign affairs, cybersecurity, military intelligence, diplomatic history and related topics will gather this week at Indiana University Bloomington to discuss the classified documents released by Edward Snowden and their implications for national security.

"Can You Hear Me Now? A Panel Discussion on Edward Snowden and the NSA Surveillance Program" will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in Room 123 of the IU Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave. IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research will provide a live video stream of the discussion.

The event is sponsored by the Center on American and Global Security at IU Bloomington with support from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Global and International Studies.

Snowden, a former intelligence analyst, released voluminous classified materials that have been made public by England's Guardian newspaper. The documents revealed that the National Security Agency has monitored communications by unsuspecting members of the public, sparking a vigorous debate about the balance between national security and privacy.

Sumit Ganguly, director of the Center on American and Global Security, will moderate Friday's discussion. Ganguly is a professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations. Panelists will include:

The Snowden panel is part of a series of lectures and discussions of national security-related topics scheduled this semester by the Center on American and Global Security. Other events include:

The Center on American and Global Security is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Global and International Studies.


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