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LIVE from the NYPL: W & B FESTIVAL: THE END OF PRIVACY: The State and Surveillance


January 29, 2011
Didier Bigo, Mireille Delmas-Marty & Jeffrey Rosen
Hosted by: John Schwartz
The degree of Western states’ surveillance on their citizens has dramatically increased in the past few years—whether in public spaces or online. The threat of terrorism has generated innumerable precautions, but what is the price for freedom in a post-9/11 world? French experts on international law Mireille Delmas-Marty and Didier Bigo will discuss these issues with prominent commentator on legal affairs Jeffrey Rosen.
Didier Bigo is a Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po and a researcher at the Center for International Studies and Research/National Foundation of Political Science. He is also a lecturer at King’s College (London). He works on critical approaches to security in Europe and the relation between internal and external security, on sociology of policing and surveillance. He is editor-in-chief of Cultures et conflits, co-editor-in-chief of the International Studies Association journal International Political Sociology and president of the Centre d’Études sur les Conflits and scientific co-ordinator of a program at ELISE (European Liberty and Security). His latest book isAu nom du 11 septembre... Les Démocraties à l'épreuve du terrorisme.
Mireille Delmas-Marty holds the Chair of Comparative Legal Studies and the Internationalization of Law at the Collège de France. In 2007, she became a member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. Aside from her teaching, Mireille Delmas-Marty has devoted herself to research, directing seminars at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and at the CNRS. She founded and co-directed the collection "Les voies du droit" (PUF) and sits on the editorial boards of many juridic reviews, be they national or international. Finally, Mireille Delmas-Marty has taken on responsabilities as an expert, for the French presidency, the French Ministry of Justice or the European Union. Her latest book isLibertés et sûreté dans un monde dangereux.
Jeffrey Rosen, who has been described as "the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator” by the LA Times, is a professor of law at George Washington University. He is the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of The Most Democratic BranchThe Naked Crowd, and The Unwanted Gaze. His essays and commentaries have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. His latest book is The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America.

Debates, Readings, Performances
Over the course of three 10-day series in 2011 in New York City, WALLS & BRIDGES, curated by the Villa Gillet and presented by the Conseil de la Création artistique will present nearly 50 cultural events, combining about 100 speakers and artists, 30 partners and over 20 venues. Join LIVE from the NYPL as we host WALLS & BRIDGES at The New York Public Library.
Walls & Bridges is a series of events presented by the Villa Gillet and the Conseil de la création artistique.

The Villa Gillet (Lyon, France) is a unique cultural institute interested in thought in all its expressions. It brings together artists, writers, novelists and researchers from all over the world to encourage public debate on the big issues facing the world today.

The Conseil de la Création artistique is a laboratory for cultural experimentation created by the French Government in 2009 whose aim is to support innovative projects in the cultural field.