Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who Edward Snowden turned to when he leaked documents about the National Security Agency’s top-secret surveillance programs, will join a panel of experts on Thursday, Nov. 14 for a discussion at Fordham Law School titled “They’re Watching Us: So What?”

For the discussion, which will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the McNally Amphitheatre, the Center on National Security has also lined up:

 -Bruce Schneier, a cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and author of Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive (Wiley, 2012)

Chief among the issues they will be tasked with addressing is what we know—and don’t yet know—about how surveillance is reshaping our public and private lives.

The panel will be moderated by Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN American Center, and will also try to answer questions such as:

What effect is the expansive American surveillance state having on us?

Are the programs that Snowden revealed inhibiting the way we think, speak, and create, distorting social interactions, damaging individuals or communities?

The discussion will be live-streamed at

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—Patrick Verel