Lectures & Events

Somebody's Watching Me: Surveillance and Privacy in an Age of National Insecurity
Oct. 22 & 23: Two-Day National Security Symposium: presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Co-sponsored by
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Attorney Outreach Grant
OCT 23, 2009
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Film 4:30-7:30 p.m.

"The Lives of Others" (Das Leben der Anderen)

Mary Beth SteinIntroduction by: Mary Beth Stein
Associate Professor of German and International Studies
George Washington University

Friday, October 23, 2009
Full-Day of Panels 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We live in an age of pervasive surveillance that tests traditional understandings of the right to privacy and of Fourth Amendment limitations on government intrusion into our private lives. One obvious impetus for this trend is the heightened sense of insecurity that we feel since September 11, 2001, which has caused us to rethink the proper balance between liberty and security.

National security concerns are not the only forces that have driven increased surveillance. For example, government oversight of eligibility for such entitlements as Medicaid, food stamps, and student loans has produced more efficient and pervasive data collection in recent years. Law enforcement has also availed itself of new surveillance technologies and techniques. Coupled with the growing demand for information, technological innovation at an ever increasing pace greatly enhances the ability of governments and private actors to collect, store, and use personal information in ways that were not contemplated by the framers.

This multi-disciplinary symposium brings together leading scholars and practitioners to explore a number of issues that arise for lawyers and policy makers out of the increasing impetus toward surveillance. Panels will examine: surveillance in public spaces and CCTV (closed circuit television); FISA and FISA reform; the globalization of surveillance; and legal and extralegal resistance to surveillance.
Speaker Information
Professor Timothy Casey
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Professor Laura Huey
Sociology Department
University of Western Ontario

Jameel Jaffer
American Civil Liberties Union National Security Project

Professor Raymond Ku
Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Professor Jacqueline Lipton
Associate Dean, Research & Faculty Development
Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center,
Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Professor David Lyon
Sociology Department
Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

Paul Rosenzweig
Principal, Red Branch Consulting
former Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs
Department of Homeland Security, Bush Administration

Professor Mary Beth Stein
German and International Studies
George Washington University

Lee Tien
Senior Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Ms. Micheal Vonn
Policy Director
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

Aileen Xenakis
Senior Law and Policy Analyst
University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. Up to 5.0 hours of CLE credit will be available for a $200 fee to lawyers who attend. Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

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Supplemental Readings:
· Agenda-Speaker Bios
· Privacy-Surveillance Bibliography
· Privacy-Closed Circuit TV in Mass Transit
· Homeland Security & Transatlantic Alliance
· John Yoo's Dragnet
· National ID Cards

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