Interest in surveillance, intelligence and counterintelligence has fascinated many and has long been a popular subject of cinema. That interest has peaked recently though as the subject matter has left the silver screen and become a part of our daily lives as the world has become privy to actual information. The 2010 release of the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public, followed by Edward Snowden’s 2013 release of huge amounts of intelligence spurred a new focus and that has gripped people worldwide. Information contained in these leaks has raised awareness of the degree to which we are all subject to surveillance.
How much does the average citizen need to worry about these surveillance programs? This fall we will answer that question and many more in Perspectives on U.S. Surveillance and Intelligence. Co-sponsored by Rice University’s Baker Institute, Rice University Department of Political Science, Rice University Department of Computer Science, Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, this course will bring together a group of experts in the field to shed light on surveillance and intelligence in the U.S., how that information is used and what it means to you.
Join us Tuesdays nights, September 30-November 4, 7:15-8:45 p.m., as we get a peek at who is getting a peek at us.
Bret Newcomb, Marketing Specialist