Tuesday, October 27, 2015
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Ben Wizner is the lead lawyer for Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the scope and storage of the surveillance data on all Americans that government is conducting and set off a global debate about government electronic surveillance of citizens. Ben is the director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, which is dedicated to studying, identifying, protecting and expanding civil liberties, such as First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, inquiry; expanding the right to privacy; and increasing individuals’ control over their personal information. He has litigated numerous cases involving post-9/11 civil liberties abuses, including challenges to airport security policies, government watchlists, extraordinary rendition, and torture. He has appeared regularly in the media, testified before Congress, and traveled several times to Guantánamo Bay to monitor military commission proceedings. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law.