Orwellian America Conversation: Privacy vs. National Security

Library Takeout

Orwellian America Conversation: Privacy vs. National Security

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 2 p.m.

Join us at the Newseum's Knight Studio for an engaging conversation on privacy and national security. 

The event will bring together NSA whistleblower J. Kirk Wiebe, who exposed a secret program at the agency to monitor millions of Americans’ communications after 9/11, and Faisal Gill, a distinguished Muslim-American lawyer, former Department of Homeland Security advisor to George W. Bush and Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, targeted by government surveillance.  The event will also feature historian and curator Dr. Vince Houghton from the International Spy Museum and Gene Policinski, Newseum Chief Operating Officer and author of Whistleblowers, Leaks and Media from the Newseum Institute.

Voice your opinion afterwards on Twitter at #dcpl1984. See a TV studio in action as the conversation is live streamed to the DC Public Library, Newseum and International Spy Museum websites.

The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Please RSVP on Newseum's site.

This program is the part of the Orwellian America series of events running between Jan. 18 and Jan. 31.  For more about Orwellian America: Government Transparency and Personal Privacy in the Digital Age please visit dclibrary.org/1984. These programs are made possible thanks to a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.