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Panel: 'A Right to Privacy in Turbulent Times?,' Nov. 14

November 5, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Ongoing news accounts concerning the capabilities of the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans' communications have prompted a growing dialogue about the meaning of privacy. Is it possible to communicate "one on one" now? What constitutes personal communications, as opposed to political, social, transactional, rhetorical, etc.?

On Thursday, Nov. 14, the University of Baltimore's Be More Leadership Service Council and the UB Debaters will present a panel discussion, "NSA: Right to Privacy in Turbulent Times," featuring a group of four UB faculty and staff members who will consider the implication of recent developments from the worlds of intelligence gathering and national security. The event will take place in the Learning Commons Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Ave., beginning at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public, though an R.S.V.P. is required (details below)

Panelists include:

  • Josh Kassner, assistant professor in the Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies
  • Toni Martsoukos, academic coordinator for the Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies
  • Ivan Sheehan, assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs
  • Frank van Vliet, executive in residence in the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Jim Trautwein, a UB student who serves on the Be More Leadership Service Council and the UB Debaters, will moderate the discussion.

To learn more about this event, and submit an R.S.V.P., visit

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.


Last Published 6/9/16