Inside the Surveillance State
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Linda Greenhouse, Robert Post, Kenji Yoshino
Sat, February 27th, 2016 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $32)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

The exposure of the NSA's enhanced surveillance programs was a shocking revelation to a nation that values privacy, security, and individual liberty. Following the Friday-night film screening of The Lives of Others— a drama set in Cold War-era East Germany under Stasi control —constitutional experts contemplate the morality and legality of government surveillance and weigh the costs of this practice—for both present and future generations—in the name of national security.

The guest speakers encourage you to attend the screening of The Lives of Others on Friday, February 26, 7 pm. Click here for more information. 

Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, a position she assumed in 2009 following a 40-year career as Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times. Robert Post is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. 


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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