web-link live conversation with Edward Snowden

The University of Lethbridge is pleased to present a special live conversation via web-link with the former American intelligence officer and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The U of L is joining with the University of Winnipeg and Brandon University to present this unique and engaging opportunity. The University of Lethbridge School of Liberal Education presentation with Edward Snowden takes place Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm in the University Theatre. The doors open at 4:30 pm, with the program to begin at 4:45 pm. The evening will consist of a one-hour presentation by Snowden via live web-link from Russia, where he is currently living with asylum status and will feature a Q & A segment from select audience members at all three participating universities.

“Edward Snowden is one of the defining figures of the decade. This is an incredible opportunity for people in Lethbridge to hear directly from him,” says Dr. Harold Jansen, a U of L political science professor and the moderator for the evening. At the conclusion of the presentation, all are welcomed to a reception sponsored by the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) where appetizers will be served. A cash bar will also be available.

Snowden, a United States citizen, is a former intelligence officer who served the CIA, NSA and DIA for nearly a decade as a subject matter expert on technology and cybersecurity. In 2013, he revealed that the NSA was seizing the private records of billions of individuals who had not been suspected of any wrongdoing, resulting in the most significant reforms to US surveillance policy since 1978.

He has received awards for courage, integrity and public service, and was named the top global thinker of 2013 by Foreign Policy magazine. Today, he works on methods of enforcing human rights through the application and development of new technologies. He joined the board of Freedom of the Press Foundation in February 2014.

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In order to ask questions of our speaker in the chat feature of YouTube, you must have a YouTube account and be signed in. Please do so well ahead of the scheduled start time, so you’ll be ready. Go the YouTube Live link provided in this session flyer and on the top right of your browser click the “sign in” button. If you have Google or Gmail accounts, they can be used to sign in. If you don’t, click “Create Account” and follow along. Once you are signed in, you can return to the live stream and use the chat feature to ask your questions of the speaker. Remember you can only participate in the chat feature while we are livestreaming.