Debating Government Surveillance

Thursday, October 3, 5:00 PM

Snowden. NSA. Metadata. Phone records.

Mentioning any of those words in the same sentence will likely generate an opinionated response about the contemporary and competing issues of national security and privacy rights of U.S. citizens, and how they relate to the ethics of many of the federal government's intelligence-gathering programs.

The Opus College of Business is pleased to sponsor this event, organized by the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions. The event brings internationally known experts in the fields of privacy and national security together for a debate  on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Minneapolis campus.

Don Shelby, former WCCO television news anchor and radio personality, will serve as moderator.

The invitees slated to debate include:

• Marc Rotenberg, the president and executive director for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C.

• Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist and author of 12 books, whose newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security has a readership of more than 250,000.

• Steven Bradbury, the former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2005-09.

• Andrew McCarthy, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and a contributing editor for National Review, providing national security issues expertise to the magazine.

Registration is open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is $25 for members of the public, or $50 for those seeking two hours of standard CLE credit. Admission is free for students, mentors and invited guests, but registration is required.

Full details and registration are available on the School of Law website.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 3, 5:00 PM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented/Sponsored by University of St. Thomas Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions.