Snowden Reflections

Clarke Forum Snowden Reflections poster

Dickinson will host Snowden Reflections, a panel discussion on the sweeping impacts of Edward Snowden’s leaks, Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room, at 208 West Louther Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Snowden’s leaks of classified information have highlighted a number of important issues, including the lawfulness of certain National Security Agency surveillance programs, the balance between national security, privacy and civil liberties, and the impact on U.S. foreign relations and the intelligence community. Panelists include representatives from Dickinson, the U.S. Army War College and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs. 

Anthony Williams, a visiting professor of political science and security studies at Dickinson, will focus on U.S./international relations and the intelligence community. Williams is a retired CIA senior intelligence officer and former Walter Bedell Smith Chair of National Intelligence Studies at the U.S. Army War College.

Bert Tussing is the director of homeland defense and security issues at the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership and Development. He will focus on national security and civil liberties from a homeland security perspective. Tussing served for 25 years in the U.S. Marine Corp and is a distinguished graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the U.S. Naval War College.

Amy Gaudion, assistant dean for academic affairs at Penn State Dickinson School of Law, will focus on the legal issues relating to the leaks. Gaudion is executive editor of the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs and holds appointments in the law school and School of International Affairs. Her scholarly interests focus on national security and constitutional law. 

Harold Pohlman, professor of political science at Dickinson, will moderate the panel and present a historical overview. Pohlman is the A. Lee Fritschler Chair in Public Policy and the executive director of The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at Dickinson. His research specializes in American constitutional law and political and legal thought.  

The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.  For more information, call 717-245-1875.

Published March 24, 2014