Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Inside the Surveillance State

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Linda Greenhouse, Robert Post, Kenji Yoshino

Details: 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.

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.

Cost: $44 (members $32)

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