POLICY CHALLENGES: Securing the State after Snowden
|Dates:||21 October 2014|
|Times:||10:45 - 12:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Venue opening hours:||10:45|
|Who is it for:||University staff, General public|
|Speaker:||Sir David Omand , Edward Lucas , Professor Andrew Russell|
'Policy Challenges: Securing the State After Snowden' featuring Sir David Omand and Edward Lucas
The recent revelations from former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, about the NSAs surveillance systems and operations, has caused a flurry of controversy and policy rethinking across the western world. But there has been little serious debate about how intelligence agencies can best protect the public and the State in the new era of digital technology and mobile communications.
This event will give you a chance to hear some different views about how intelligence services should operate today, and what the ‘Snowden Affair’ was really about.
Sir David Omand is the author of ‘Securing the State’ (2012). He was director of GCHQ and later the Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office in charge of Security and Intelligence.
Edward Lucas is author of “The Snowden Operation” (2014), the first serious critique of the Snowden ‘revelations’ and how they have been handled. He is a senior editor on The Economist and has had 30 years experience in observing the world of intelligence agencies.
Refreshments will be served in the room at 10:45, lecture to start at 11:00.
All welcome, registration required due to limited capacity.The event will be chaired by Professor Andrew Russell, Head of Politics, School of Social Sciences.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/policy-challenges-securing-the-state-after-snowden-registration-12075005667
Sir David Omand
Professor Andrew Russell
Organisation: University of Manchester
Biography: School of Social Sciences
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Arthur Lewis Boardroom
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