“Surveillance: What’s the Harm?” symposium. November 14, 2013


Invited Lectures ; Ariel Dorfman and others ; This event was a major public program organized by PEN American Center and their partners at the ACLU and Fordham Law School and explored the question of how the new surveillance tools now in use in the US and other democratic societies are harming or threatening freedom of expression. I took part in a panel discussion, which was open to the public, titled “They’re Watching Us: So What?” which assessed the dangers of the new surveillance powers. The audience included influential members of the press, leaders of the civil liberties, legal, and creative communities in addition to the day’s participants and was intended to give an unprecedented opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts and thinkers on surveillance and its implications.

Service Performed By

  • Dorfman, Ariel  Walter Hines Page Research Professor Emeritus of Literature


  • November 14, 2013

Location or Venue

  • New York, NY