Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss surveillance at URI Honors Colloquium, Nov. 18

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KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 17, 2014 – Award winning investigative journalist, Julia Angwin, will speak at the University of Rhode Island’s Honors Colloquium, Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The free, public lecture talk is titled, “Is Privacy Becoming a Luxury Good?”


The lecture will be held in Edwards Hall, 64 Upper College Road. Angwin will discuss her efforts trying to protect her privacy, and will raise questions about whether we want to live in a society where only the rich can buy their way out of ubiquitous surveillance.


The presenting sponsor is Cox Business. Thanks to the generosity of Cox Business a free iPad mini will be given away at each event. You must attend the event to have a chance to win.

Angwin is a senior reporter for the independent news organization ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she was on a team of reporters that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of corporate corruption. At the Journal, she also led a team covering online privacy that was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer.


Her book “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance,” was published by Times Books in 2014. She is also the author of “Stealing Myspace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America.”


Angwin received a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.


Click here for a full schedule of Cybersecurity and Privacy speakers.


Those unable to attend the lecture can watch it live online at URI Live!


Presenting Sponsor: Cox Business


Major Sponsors: URI Honors Program.


Sponsors: 
URI Office of the President; Uri Office of the Provost; The Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities Endowment; The Thomas Silvia and Shannon Chandley Honors Colloquium Endowment;
URI College of Human Science and Services;
URI Talent Development;
URI Multicultural Center;
URI College of Arts & Sciences;
URI Harrington School of Communications and Media;
URI John Hazen White, Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service;
URI College of Pharmacy;
URI College of Engineering;
URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences;
URI College of Nursing;
URI College of Business Administration;
URI Division of Student Affairs;
URI Department of Communications and Marketing;
URI Department of Publications and Services;
URI ITS Instructional Technology and Media Services


This release was written by Caitlin Musselman, a URI Marketing and Communications intern and a public relations and political science major.