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New York Times reporter to deliver Sussman Lecture on Snowden and the NSA

March 11, 2014
Scott Shane

Scott Shane

On Monday, March 31, Scott Shane, reporter for The New York Times, will deliver a lecture on Edward Snowden and the NSA as part of the Sussman Lecture Series presented by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement. The lecture will be held in the Sussman Theater, located in the lower level of Olmsted Center on Drake University’s campus, 2875 University Ave. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Shane’s lecture “Edward Snowden vs. The NSA: Leaks, Privacy and the Surveillance State” is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, tickets are required for entry. To reserve tickets, contact or 515-271-4539.

Tickets are available at Drake’s Kinne Center, 2401 University Avenue, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scott Shane covers national security as a reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. He recently wrote a portrait of the National Security Agency based on some 50,000 of the secret documents released by Edward Snowden. Shane has written extensively about American drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and the debate over targeted killing, and his articles on interrogation, written with several colleagues, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Shane wrote the 1995 book Dismantling Utopia: How Information Ended the Soviet Union, and is currently on book leave, writing for Crown Publishing Group about American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, President Obama’s counterterrorism policies, and the rise of the drone. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and three children.

This event is sponsored by the Sussman Lecture Series and the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement. For ticket information, contact or 515-271-4539.