Edward Snowden's recent disclosures about the NSA's surveillance activities have raised important national security and civil liberty questions: How effective is the NSA's surveillance? What are its costs and benefits? Should individuals care if the government stores metadata even if they think they have nothing to hide? A fantastic panel of national security, cybersecurity, and privacy law experts discussed these important questions about the future of our democracy at Cardozo School of Law. The event was sponsored by the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. 

Panelists Included:

JOEL BRENNER
Legal and Security Consultant
Former Inspector General
National Security Agency

ALAN BUTLER
Appellate Advocacy Counsel
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

AMY DAVIDSON
Senior Editor and Blogger
The New Yorker

SUSAN HERMAN
President
American Civil Liberties Union
Professor
Brooklyn Law School

Moderated by
DEBORAH PEARLSTEIN
Professor
Cardozo School of Law