Aug. 28, 2013
Adi Kamdar, an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will come to Morningside College virtually via Google Hangouts to give a lecture on “The Importance of Privacy” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
The lecture will focus on topics such as the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program and the broader concept of the importance of individual privacy in society. He also will discuss patents and free speech if time allows.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to defend free speech, privacy, innovation and consumer rights in a digital world. At the foundation, Kamdar specializes in copyrights, patents, free speech and intermediary liability issues.
The event is part of the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Virtual Lecture Series at Morningside College, a new program starting this fall. The college will broadcast the lectures on campus and also stream them live at www.youtube.com/user/TheHJFLearningCenter.
Other virtual lectures this fall include “The Benefits of Being Public in the Digital Age” by Jeff Jarvis on Oct. 3 and “The End of Poverty” by Peter Singer on Nov. 4.