Daniel Ellsberg, author, former US military analyst, and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in US history, will headline Constitution Day. The panel, moderated by WYPR’s The Signal producer and MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin, will also include Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty project at the ACLU of Massachusetts, and interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi, whose work has explored the implications and consequences of surveillance for more than a decade.
The 2014 symposium centers on the trade-off between government surveillance and civil liberties, considered one of the most complex and controversial issues facing society today.
“Increasingly, to live in 21st-century America, is to live your life in public,” said Constitution Day organizer and MICA Humanistic Studies faculty member Firmin DeBrabander, PhD. “The private sphere is greatly diminished. Revelations about the NSA suggest it might be seriously endngered—if not extinguished soon.”
Constitution Day is co-sponsored by the MICA and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU–MD).
Image: Daniel Ellsberg
Tickets: In addition to free tickets distributed in advance to the MICA community, a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on the day of the event.
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