Discuss NSA surveillance measures at Friday’s Public Affairs Discussion Group

Vincent McHale CWRUThe weekly Public Affairs Discussion Group will continue this Friday with a talk titled, “The NSA, Security and Privacy.”

Vincent E. McHale, the Marcus A. Hanna Professor of Political Science, will lead the discussion on Friday, Nov. 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Dampeer Room at Kelvin Smith Library.

The recent news about the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics raises many questions: Is the NSA a rogue agency, or have the past two administrations authorized surveillance? Is it unusual for a country to spy on foreign leaders? Is the NSA’s gathering of data different from what search engines collect from personal computers?

McHale has been participating in and teaching Case Western Reserve students about the intelligence community for decades. He will share his perspectives on the NSA controversy.

Since 1989, faculty, emeriti, students and staff have gathered on Fridays for a brown-bag lunch and to discuss topics in public affairs.

For updates and more information about the Friday lunch schedule, visit fridaylunch.case.edu.

Contact joseph.white@case.edu for more information.