Privacy, Security, & Freedom (Dedicated Semester 2016)

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What IS a Dedicated Semester?

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The tradition of the Dedicated Semester began in the fall of 2007 with a campus-wide exploration of Judaism. Each fall, the Fontbonne University sponsors a different subject for the semester. With cooperation from schools, divisions, departments, and programs across the university, our campus community explores a new theme. Academic departments contribute courses that are the core curriculum of the Dedicated Semester, which is also supported by a variety of co-curricular activities and events.

Convocation 2016

Academic Convocation 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 10:15 a.m.

Neil M. Richards

Neil Richards is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of privacy, First Amendment, and information law. His recent work explores the complex relationships between free speech and privacy in cyberspace. Professor Richards also co-directs both the Washington University-Cambridge University International Privacy Law Conference and the Washington University Free Speech Conference.

Events: Fall 2016

@ the Library

Thursday, October 14th
   4:30 p.m. - Reception
   5 p.m. - Film
   7 p.m. - Discussion

Join us for a public screening and discussion of Laura Poitras' documentary that details how she became one of the first reporters contacted by Edward Snowden as the infamous whistleblower prepared to turn over materials that would reveal the extent of the NSA's surveillance around the world.

If you had information that you thought betrayed millions of people’s trust, would you tell someone?

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