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Think & Drink

Think & Drink with Heidi Boghosian

Heidi BoghosianJoin Oregon Humanities Thursday, May 8 for a Think & Drink conversation with civil liberties expert Heidi Boghosian at McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St., Portland) from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (doors at 5:00 p.m.). Minors allowed when accompanied by an adult. Think & Drink events are open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested for admission.

Heidi Boghosian is the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive bar association established in 1937, and cohost of the weekly civil liberties radio program Law and Disorder, which airs on 90 radio stations throughout the country, including Portland’s KBOO. She is the author of Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance.

Boghosian will discuss the legal and societal effects of far-reaching surveillance by both governments and corporations in conversation with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities. The revelations of widespread digital surveillance by the National Security Administration and other global intelligence agencies may represent the greatest instance of government interception of private communications in history, but it may be rivaled by the ever-growing collection of personal information by private corporations.

Can’t make it to the Mission May 8? The conversation will be streamed live at Mixlr, and the recording will be hosted here.

The 2014 Think & Drink series, Private, will continue Thursday, July 10, with a conversation about government regulation of family life with Stephanie Coontz, author of Marriage, A History. The series is supported by our media sponsors, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Willamette Week, and funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust.