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Debating “The Snowden Operation”: A Victory for Privacy Rights or for Russia?

A Debate between Edward Lucas, Senior Editor of The Economist and author of “The Snowden Operation: Inside the West’s Greatest Intelligence Disaster“ and Stephen Holmes, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law.

In his new and controversial book, Edward Lucas reflects on how he exposed official state secrets in his many years of journalism, but his nevertheless harsh criticisms of Edward Snowden and the journalists who have published Snowden’s revelations. Lucas also explores the connections between Russia and Snowden’s acts.  Professor Stephen Holmes — whose expertise includes national security law, democratic theory and Russia — will engage Lucas in a spirited debate on the human rights to privacy and a free press and other issues. The debate will be moderated by Professor Ryan Goodman.

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