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Lecture: 'Dual Imperatives of Protecting Privacy & National Security'

Event Details

October 4, 2017
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Old Chapel

Room: Great Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Elizabeth Dumont-McCaffrey

When talking about privacy and national security, some feel the intelligence community can do no wrong, while others think nothing can be done right.

"The idea of choosing one or the other—security or privacy is a false narrative," according to Rebecca Richards '94, civil liberties and privacy director for the National Security Agency (NSA).

Students, alumni, faculty, and friends are invited to hear Richards provide insight on this complex topic and share how our nation may accomplish privacy protections and national security at the same time.

Join the conversation and learn:

  • the purpose of the NSA
  • privacy protections of US citizens
  • why privacy protections are important

This event is made possible by the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence program, bringing accomplished alumni back to campus for lectures, workshops and conversations with students and alumni. 

No cost to attend. Registration requested. 

Reception to follow with opportunities for further discussion and networking.

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