1. May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm - May 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

    The Politics of Surveillance: Advancing Democracy in a Surveillance Society

    University of Ottawa

    Ottawa, ON – May 8-10, 2014

    Event Sponsor: The New Transparency, a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative
    Event Host:  University of Ottawa

    Though civil society advocates, politicians and surveillance scholars have been debating the issue for years, the revelations of Edward Snowden have brought public attention to a powerful yet questionable international surveillance apparatus. The extraordinary growth of this system appears in conjunction with the expansion of our online and mobile device-driven lives. How can users and citizens protect themselves in the face of a surveillance system that is both concealed and omnipresent? To what extent can the surveillance apparatus be resisted or democratically determined? Facilitating and achieving democratic oversight of an international surveillance system is a considerable challenge, and one that raises old questions about the role of representative governance, now revisited in the context of digital terrorist networks and the ‘Internet of things.’

  2. May 1, 2015 - 9:00am - June 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

    Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    2015 (Dates TBD)

    The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar provides an intensive, multi-disciplinary learning experience that addresses key issues of surveillance studies in ways that enhance the participants' own research projects, as well as providing a unique national and international networking opportunity.