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A Virtual Conversation with Glenn Greenwald

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A virtual conversation with Glenn Greenwald on the future of journalism, civil liberties and politics, with Micah Sifry of Personal Democracy Media.



Glenn Greenwald


Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and is now a journalist. He is the author of four books -- "How Would a Patriot Act" (a critique of Bush executive power theories), "Tragic Legacy" (documenting the Bush legacy), and "Great American Hypocrites" (examining the GOP's electoral tactics and the role the media plays in aiding them), and With Liberty and Justice for Some (critiquing America's two-tiered justice system and the collapse of the rule of law for its political and financial elites)


Micah Sifry

Editorial Dir

Personal Democracy Media

Micah L. Sifry is co-founder and editorial director of Personal Democracy Media, which produces the annual Personal Democracy Forum conference on the ways technology is changing politics, and techPresident.com, an award-winning blog on how politicians are using the web and how the web is using them. In addition, he consults on how political organizations, campaigns, non-profits and media entities can adapt to and thrive in a networked world. He is a senior technology adviser to the Sunlight Foundation, which he helped found in 2006, and also serves on the board of Consumer Reports and the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science. He is the author or editor of six books, most recently Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency (OR Books, 2011), and in the spring of 2012 he taught "The Politics of the Internet" as a visiting lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is currently finishing his seventh book, The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn't Transformed Politics (Yet), which will be published in mid-2014.

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