We are proud to announce that Brown Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) Academic Director Timothy Edgar is the 2018 recipient of the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for his book, Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA. The Prize, which was created in 2007 by Chicago-Kent alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife Susan M. Palmer,
…honors exemplary works of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.
In his book, Edgar explains how and why we should protect our privacy without sacrificing vital intelligence capabilities. Tracing the evolution of America’s mass surveillance programs in the 21st century, he explores his own ideas for reform throughout the book. Once an ACLU lawyer, Edgar was hired by the Bush administration as the intelligence community’s first deputy of civil liberties, then to a National Security Council position during the Obama administration.
Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA, was published in August 2017 by the Brookings Institution Press.
To hear more from Professor Edgar on Beyond Snowden:
- Brown University Q&A with Edgar: Can we have security and privacy in an age of mass surveillance?
- WNYC The Brian Lehrer Show: What do we do about mass surveillance in America?
To learn more about the award, click here.