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A Conference on Surveillance at the Center on National Security

This panel addressed the vital questions about surveillance in the United States that have arisen in the wake of recent revelations about NSA spying. What effect is the expansive American surveillance state having on us? Are the programs Snowden revealed inhibiting the way we think, speak, and create, distorting social interactions, damaging individuals or communities? A discussion of what we know—and don’t yet know—about how surveillance is reshaping our public and private lives.

Featuring: James Bamford, Author and NSA expert; Ariel Dorfman, Novelist, Playwright and Professor; Glenn Greenwald, Journalist; Bruce Schneier, Computer security and privacy specialist; and Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN American Center