“Surveillance, the War on Terror, and You”
In the decade since the attacks of September 11, 2001, federal agencies have built a vast homeland security infrastructure in which enhanced domestic intelligence and surveillance programs have become the norm. To better understand not only how these changes came to pass but how they have altered our legal and civic institutions, Harper's Magazine writer Petra Bartosiewicz will discuss the legacy of the U.S. war on terrorism.
Petra Bartosiewicz is a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at U-M this academic year. Approximately 40 professional journalists are chosen each year from around the world; they come to U-M for a sabbatical year which allows them to pursue their own individualized research projects and attend twice-weekly seminars at Wallace House, donated by the late Mike Wallace and his wife Mary. Ms. Bartosiewicz has written for Harper’s, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times, among many others. Her forthcoming book is called The Best Terrorists We could Find. Check out her website at www.petrabart.com and join us for a fascinating discussion.