The attacks on Brussels have already sparked disturbing rhetoric from right-wing politicians in Europe and the United States. At least one presidential candidate wants to surveil Muslims in America, a prospect that evokes the worst dictatorial chapters of history. As governments seek the keys to our personal lives, corporations already have them and are ploughing through our most intimate desires and behaviors. All of which beg the question: Is it possible to preserve privacy and other civil liberties in the 21st century? And if so, how?
Three of our brightest minds will take up these issues in a panel discussion at the University of Arizona: Noam Chomsky, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. The linguist, the whistleblower and the journalist will debate these issues with moderator Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, at 8 p.m. EDT, 0 a.m. GMT. Il manifesto global will be live streaming “A conversation on privacy” here.