Tucsonans will have a unique opportunity to hear directly from Edward Snowden at the University of Arizona later this month.
But just to be clear, Snowden won’t actually be on campus.
He can't come into the U.S. or he will face charges of espionage. The National Security Agency's most notorious former contractor will join a discussion on security, safety and personal privacy via videoconference from Russia, where he lives in asylum.
Snowden sparked an international debate about the limits of individual’s right to privacy when he leaked thousands of documents from the NSA to Glenn Greenwald, a journalist at The Guardian, which along with the Washington Post, published reports based on the leak.
Greenwald will appear onstage at the UA's Centennial Hall with Noam Chomsky, a philosopher and critic of government surveillance. They will debate how U.S. society can balance individual liberties with national security.
"A Conversation on Privacy" will be March 25. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Centennial Hall box office, online or by phone.