Lesson 14


View the 75-minute video below after Lesson 14 on March 21 and before Lesson 15 on 3/2/15.

Submit by email to Professor Snyder two questions or comments about the subject matter of the video by 3/2/14.


Foreign Affairs in the Internet Age: NSA Surveillance Panel from Yale Law School on Vimeo.

Barton Gellman is author of the bestselling Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency, a contributing Editor at Large at Time magazine and Lecturer and Author in Residence at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.
Until early 2010, he was a special projects reporter at The Washington Post, following tours that covered diplomacy, the Middle East, the Pentagon, and the D.C. superior court. His series on Dick Cheney, with partner Jo Becker, won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize, a George Polk Award, and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Gellman also shared a Pulitzer for national reporting in 2002, and his work has been honored by the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Gellman graduated with highest honors from Princeton University and earned a master's degree in politics at University College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar.

Caspar Bowden: Independent advocate for informational privacy rights, and public understanding of privacy research in computer science. He is a specialist in EU Data Protection, European and US surveillance law, PET research, identity management, and information ethics. He co-authored the 2012 report to the European Parliament on Cloud computing, which anticipated risks to EU data sovereignty from "PRISM". For nine years he was Chief Privacy Adviser for Microsoft for forty countries, and previously co-founded and was first director of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (www.fipr.org). He was an expert adviser for UK Parliamentary legislation, and co-organized six public conferences on encryption, data retention, and interception policy. He has previous careers in financial engineering and risk management, and software engineering (systems, 3D games, applied cryptography), including work with Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Consulting Services, Acorn, Research Machines, and IBM. He founded the Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, is a fellow of the British Computer Society, and a member of the advisory bodies of several civil society associations.

Amie Stepanovich: Director of EPIC's Domestic Surveillance Project. Her work encompasses the Fourth Amendment, national security, cybersecurity, digital identity, international privacy, and open government. Ms. Stepanovich is an expert on drone surveillance and has testified in front of Congress on the need for privacy protections for domestic drone use. She has discussed the privacy implications of surveillance at many prominent events, including the Internet Governance Forum (US), the General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association, and the Dialouge on Diversity conference.

Warren Strobel is the Diplomatic Editor in Reuters’ Washington bureau, where he reports and edits enterprise stories and projects on a broad range of foreign policy and national security issues. Strobel, who has reported from nearly 100 countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, was previously senior foreign affairs correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. In that capacity, he was part of an award-winning team that, prior to the 2003 Iraq War, consistently questioned the George W. Bush’s administration use of intelligence and its case for war. Strobel, who lives in Annapolis, MD, is author of Late-Breaking Foreign Policy, a study of the news media’s influence on US foreign policy.

Moderator: Professor Jack Balkin Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment

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