Glenn Greenwald Speaks in Chicago
Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
This event is part of the program for Socialism 2014 Conference. Full or partial paid registration for the Conference includes admission to the Glenn Greenwald event.
To attend ONLY the Greenwald speech and book signing, purchase a standalone ticket via Eventbrite.
In Chicago, Greenwald will be introduced by special guest Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!
Sponsored by Haymarket Books, The Center for Economic Research and Social Change, and Metropolitan Books.
In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet a source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden’s disclosures.
In April 2014, Greenwald and his colleagues at The Guardian received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Don't miss Greenwald speak in-person as he fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity eleven-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself.
Greenwald will be signing his new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, No Place to Hide is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state.