Surveillance and You
Recent revelations about government surveillance, including Edward Snowden's leak of NSA documents, have renewed worldwide attention to questions around privacy. Why is privacy important? What are the uses of surveillance? What are the dangers? Independent scholar and writer Kristian Williams will lead participants in a conversation about the scope and consequences of government surveillance, as well as ethical and legal limits of surveillance practices.
Kristian Williams | Portland
Kristian Williams has studied state surveillance for almost twenty years, writing as both a scholar and a journalist. He is the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America; American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination; and Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy. He is one of the editors of Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, as well as an occasional contributor to Counterpunch, Toward Freedom, and In These Times.