Event: Edward Snowden Talk

When: November 2, 2016 at 7PM - 9PM

Where: Leacock 132, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC

Are you interested in learning more about how mass surveillance works? If yes, then you won’t want to miss Edward Snowden’s public talk (via a videoconference) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The former NSA contractor, known for leaking classified NSA documents in 2013, will be talking about surveillance in Canada.

In a recent talk that he gave at Johns Hopkins University, Snowden described whistleblowing as "a mechanism of last resort," and also mentioned that focusing on the personalities of the whistleblowers "misses the point" as the real issue is "about the world we want to live in."

The talk is free and open to the public. Seats will be available on a first come - first served basis, so make sure to be there on time!

The event, held by [email protected], is just one of many to be held this year under the theme of Media and the Environment. [email protected] is a research center focusing on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture. To learn more about [email protected] and their speaker series, follow their Facebook Page!

You can find more information about the Edward Snowden talk here and here.

 

Information obtained from:

http://media.mcgill.ca/en/content/edward-snowden-give-talk-mcgill-university

http://media.mcgill.ca/en/content/mediamcgill-announces-two-fall-2016-events

http://media.mcgill.ca/en/content/about-us

 

Image obtained from:

http://www.blogherald.com/2015/09/29/welcome-to-twitter-edward-snowden/