Oregon Humanities Think & Drink: Heidi Boghosian
McMenamins Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St
May 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Heidi Boghosian is the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive bar association established in 1937, and cohost of the weekly civil liberties radio program Law and Disorder, which airs on 90 radio stations throughout the country. She is the author of Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance.
Boghosian will discuss the legal and societal effects of far-reaching surveillance by both governments and corporations in conversation with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities. The revelations of widespread digital surveillance by the National Security Administration and other global intelligence agencies may represent the greatest instance of government interception of private communications in history, but it may be rivaled by the ever-growing collection of personal information by private corporations.
About Think & Drink:
Americans have never been shy about professing pride in and love for our young nation—a nation that many of us are also constantly criticizing and striving to change. How do we reconcile defining ourselves both as part of and in opposition to the land we call home? Join Oregon Humanities in taking a look at our relationship to our nation in the 2014 Think & Drink series, Private.
Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that invites the public to think and talk together about big ideas. All events will take place at McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub, 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland. Doors at 5 p.m.; program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $10 recommended donation. Minors are allowed when accompanied by an adult.