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Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust

This panel will discuss intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies.

Date & Time

Nov. 7, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm

Location

4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust

Georg Mascolo, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, and Tyson Barker, director of Transatlantic Relations at the Bertelsman Foundation, will discuss the necessity of a political solution that resolves US and European disputes over NSA surveillance programs. The panel will offer a comprehensive account of US intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies. According to Mascolo and Scott, the U.S. and Europe need to come up with a "path forward towards an international standard that can realign both governments and publics around a trusted regime that balances liberty and security in the digital world."

This discussion is structured around a recent policy paper - "Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust" - co-authored by Georg Mascolo and Ben Scott, senior advisor at the New America Foundation.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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