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Free Speech Debate: Privacy and Surveillance

11th December 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| £5
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In the wake of a public outcry at the Edward Snowden revelations, English PEN brings together a panel of experts to debate the extent to which our privacy has been compromised and what impact this has on the freedom of writers, journalists and bloggers.

Speakers include:

Nigel Inkster, director of transnational threats and political risk at the IISS. He served in the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from 1975 to 2006, and spent seven years on the Board of SIS, the last two as assistant chief and director for operations and intelligence.

Ian Brown, Associate Director of Oxford University’s Cyber Security Centre, and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). His research is focused on information security, privacy-enhancing technologies, and Internet regulation.

Alan Judd, former soldier and diplomat, and writer of nine novels and two biographies. His first, A Breed of Heroes, won an RSL award and another, The Devil’s Own Work won the Guardian Fiction Award, and his biography of Ford Madox Ford the Heinemann Award.  His authorised biography of Mansfield Cumming, founder of MI6, was short-listed for the  Westminster Prize.

Chaired by Jo Glanville, Director of English PEN

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11th December 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Free Word Centre
020 7324 2570
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom