Blowing the Whistle on Big Brother
Following revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting data on millions of Americans, the struggle between civil liberties and national security has intensified. Former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein and former senior NSA official Thomas Drake offer their perspectives. Fein was the senior policy advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign and now represents the father of Edward Snowden. Drake was acquitted for blowing the whistle on misconduct inside the NSA.
This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.
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Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.