Join us for a livestream conversation about privacy and government surveillance with Edward Snowden.
Both recipients of the Sam Adams Award for integrity and ethics in the intelligence profession, Colonel (Ret) Lawrence Wilkerson U.S. Army will lead a conversation with Mr. Edward Snowden raising issues about global surveillance programs, the role of intelligence in national security, and the intricate balance between privacy, security, and protecting individual rights in an increasingly technology driven age.
Colonel (Ret) Lawrence B. Wilkerson is a retired United States Army Colonel, former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy and The College of William & Mary. Mr. Edward Snowden is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without authorization. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and foreign governments.
Sponsored by: Institute for Humane Studies, John Templeton Foundation, the William & Mary Department of Film and Media Studies, and the William & Mary Media Council.
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a nonprofit educational organization that engages with students and professors around the country to encourage the study and advancement of freedom.
This event was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation