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17:00 to 18:30
End date
05 May 2015
Haldane Room, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm


No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State

Book Colloquium

This book colloquium will examine Pullitzer Prize winner Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.
The book recounts the author's meeting with Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor whose evidence of government spying and systemic overreach proved to be one of the most eye-opening and consequential news stories in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. 
No Place to Hide examines the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in The Guardian reporting of the revelations, and reveals fresh information on the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power, with never-before-seen documents entrusted to Greenwald by Snowden himself.
A panel of experts (TBC) will debate the issues raised in the book before opening the discussion to the floor. To reserve your place, please complete the registration form on the right.


Professor Denis Galligan, University of Oxford (Chair)
Mr John Howells, Businessman, JHowell Ltd
Dr Iginio Gagliadone, University of Oxford
Dr Amir Paz-Fuchs, Sussex University

Praise for No Place to Hide

Impassioned ... gripping ... Greenwald amplifies our understanding of the N.S.A.’s sweeping ambitions ... and delivers a fierce argument in defense of the right of privacy.
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Rings with authority ... vital for anyone interested in civil liberties ... this book is an antidote to the common public perception that government spooks are only interested in ‘bad’ people.
—Chicago Tribune