FC: Liberty vs. security events: PPI on 3/15 and George Mason IHS 7/5

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 08:20:45 PST

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    [I recommend the George Mason IHS programs. I have lectured to their summer 
    programs before at their Arlington campus. --Declan]
    From: "Damon Chetson" <dchetsonat_private>
    To: <declanat_private>
    Subject: Seminar: Liberty & Crisis
    Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 16:41:57 -0500
    Since your list has included stories relating to post-9/11 civil liberties,
    I thought I'd mention to your readers that the Institute for Humane Studies
    is hosting a weekend seminar this summer July 5-7 (Thursday - Sunday) at
    Bryn Mawr College just outside of Philadelphia called:
    Liberty and Crisis
    Bryn Mawr College
    July 5-7, 2002
    More info on this free seminar at http://www.theihs.org/tab3/thefirst.html
    One of the key themes of the weekend is how we can balance legitimate
    concerns about security with the need to protect individual liberties. We'll
    also talk about how, during times of crisis, individual liberties are often
    sacrificed and are never fully recovered even after the crisis subsides. The
    role of politics in technology will certainly come up for discussion
    The seminar is free - attendees must pay travel to and from Bryn Mawr.  IHS
    covers tuition, meals, and (reasonably nice) campus digs.  We hope to have
    50 smart folks there for presentations, lots of discussion, and, as is the
    case with all IHS seminars, lots of fun.
    I really hope this seminar attracts folks from all across the political
    spectrum since I know the subject of civil liberties, terrorism, security,
    and war concerns people on the left, right, center, and libertarian.  I want
    to get smart people together who might disagree, but who are willing to
    For more about IHS which is a non-profit educational institute affiliated
    with George Mason University, visit http://www.theihs.org/meta/about.html
    *** So please pass along.  And if you receive this email, please continue to
    pass along to your friends in the ACLU or in the LP or at EFF or in various
    groups that have something to say about these issues, etc. ***
    I'm happy to answer any questions about seminar, the application process
    (which is quite easy) and so forth.  Email me at dchetsonat_private
    Damon Chetson
    Program Director
    Institute for Humane Studies
    Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 10:54:13 -0500
    From: Eric Wortman <ewortmanat_private>
    For Immediate Release:            Contact:  Karin Kullman/Eric Wortman
    March 14, 2002           (202) 547-0001
    WASHINGTON, D.C. * The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) will host a 
    debate about the impact of new homeland security efforts on privacy issues 
    at a forum on Friday, March 15, 2002 at 9:30a.m.  PPI vice president Robert 
    Atkinson and senior policy analyst Shane Ham will be joined by Jim Dempsey, 
    deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), to 
    discuss issues ranging from enhanced surveillance of suspected terrorists 
    to improving our systems for issuing driver's licenses to citizens and 
    visas to foreign visitors.  This is the next installment of PPI's "Friday 
    Forum" program, a discussion series featuring Washington's most influential 
    policy and opinion leaders.
    Robert Atkinson is the director of PPI's Technology and New Economy Project 
    and has done extensive work on e-commerce, privacy and technology issues, 
    and Shane Ham is the senior policy analyst for the Technology & New Economy 
    Project.  Atkinson and Ham have recently written policy papers on 
    technology and security issues including *Modernizing the State 
    Identification System* and *Using Technology to Detect and Prevent 
    Terrorism.* As CDT Deputy Director, Jim Dempsey is working on privacy and 
    electronic surveillance issues and heads CDT's international project, the 
    Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI), which supports adoption in 
    developing countries of the legal and policy framework for an open and 
    democratic Internet.
    Please call (202) 547-0001 to RSVP.
      WHO:  Robert Atkinson, PPI Vice President
      Shane Ham, PPI Senior Policy Analyst
      Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology
       WHAT:  PPI Friday Forum *Balancing Privacy & Security After Sept. 11*
      WHEN:  Friday, March 15, 2002
           9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m.
       WHERE:  Progressive Policy Institute
         600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Suite 400
    The Progressive Policy Institute's Technology and New Economy Project seeks 
    to educate federal, state, and local policy makers about what drives the 
    New Economy, and to foster policies that promote technological advances, 
    economic innovation, investment, and entrepreneurship.  For additional 
    information, Web users may access The Progressive Policy Institute Online, 
    at www.ppionline.org, or contact PPI's communications office at (202) 547-0001.
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