January 23, 2014
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Cardozo Law School
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Snowden, Surveillance, and the Pentagon Papers
As part of the Price Media Law Moot Court Americas Regional Round
The debate over how to characterize Edward Snowden continues to haunt American political discussion. Should he be prosecuted as a traitor or venerated as an admirable whistle blower or both? Has Snowden seriously injured the nation’s security or disclosed unlawful government conduct or both? With the benefit of time, how will Snowden and the NSA scandal be seen by the american voter, opinion leaders, legal scholars and historians? The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the Price Media Law Moot Court Program invite you to join this discussion, bringing together the nationally prominent New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, Adam Liptak, and the preeminent scholar on the pentagon papers case, Professor David Rudenstine. Together they will canvas ways of thinking about Snowden, disclosure and the history and future of surveillance in America.
About the Price Media Law Moot Court
The Americas Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition is an international moot court program sponsored by the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the Annenberg School of Communication. The competition provides a regional forum for dialogue and debate on freedom of expression and media law issues of global importance. This year’s case focuses on privacy, surveillance, and data security, issues that are very much relevant to current events as well as the future of international and national media law.