Cooper Union panel will look inside the surveillance culture


nonameWith surveillance the hot topic due to recent news stories about the N.S.A., East Village Internet pioneer Paul Garrin will be moderating a free panel discussion on “Ethics, Law and Surveillance Culture,” at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Mon., Sept. 23. The press release for the event is below:


The Cooper Union Alumni Association
Cooper Union Entrepreneurs Society


in association with the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City


In light of recent revelations of pervasive digital surveillance, our panel will present the long history of domestic spying by government agencies, private sector cooperation, and the legal, ethical and business challenges of defending and preserving liberty and constitutionality in cyberspace.

James Bamford
Investigative Journalist, Expert on NSA and  Author of “Puzzle Palace”, “Body of Secrets”, “Pretext to War”, and “The Shadow Factory”

Donna Lieberman
Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

Stanley L. Cohen
Human Rights Activist, Criminal Defense Attorney, Legal Counsel
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Paul DeRienzo
Journalist, Educator, Radio and TV host of “Let Them Talk”

Paul Garrin moderator
Cooper Union Alum, Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Name.Space and WiFi-NY, Cyber Libertarian

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is located at Cooper Square (East 7th st and 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10003.


This event is free and open to the public, and will be live streamed on the internet.


Please RSVP by sending an email to <[email protected]>
Contributions are being accepted to help us fund the event .
Please pitch in what you can afford using our “CrowdTilt” campaign:
Funding Goal:  $900 To Fund:  guest speaker transportation, meals and hotel, printing programs, post event dinner for guest speakers and staff.


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