The SSN Annual Book Prize 2014, for the best surveillance studies monograph published in 2013, has been awarded to Oliver Leistert for From Protest to Surveillance: The Political Rationality of Mobile Media (Peter Lang).
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Didier Bigo, Professor Department of War Studies, King's College London and MCU Researcher, Sciences-Po Paris
Wednesday, October 1
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411
Security, Intelligence, Surveillance and Compliance after Snowden
Some controversies exist around the questions of security, intelligence, surveillance and compliance-obedience. Are these controversies to do with large scale surveillance, mass surveillance or targeted surveillance? What are the justifications of the implicated technologies? What are the intrinsic qualities of a democratic regime?
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.