Surveillance, Privacy, and Freedom of Expression

In this timely discussion, three leading human rights advocates explore the current state of surveillance, privacy, and freedom of expression around the world. Subjects addressed will include ways in which other countries balance national security and privacy, and steps the U.S. could realistically take to bring its policies and practices into line with evolving international practice.


  • Frank LaRue, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression 
  • Katitza Rodriguez, International Rights Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project 
  • Philip Alston (Moderator), Co-Chair, NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

Note: Robert Litt, General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was scheduled to participate in this discussion, but withdrew from the event.

Date: September 26, 2013
Time: 5:157:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206, 40 Washington Square South (NYU School of Law), New York, NY