POSTPONED: Pop-Up Salon in the Mina Rees Library: Surveillance and Research

MAR 18, 2020 | 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1100: Rees Library


March 18, 2020: 6:00 PM


Free; No Reservations Required


Public Programs


This event has been postponed.

We invite students, faculty, and the general public to participate in The Graduate Center’s new Pop-Up Salons. Held in the front area of the Mina Rees Library’s first floor—at the corner of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue—this spring’s Pop-Up Salons focus on threats to privacy in our technological world and the role of the library as an open place for information in a democratic society. 
In this discussion, Sarah Lamdan—a librarian and professor at CUNY School of Law—reveals how companies providing journals and databases to libraries have morphed into giant “data analytics” corporations, even selling personal data information to fuel law enforcement surveillance, including ICE’s Palantir program. What does it mean for privacy and intellectual freedom when the software programs patrons rely on support unethical practices including tracking, detention, and deportation? 
Free; No Registration Required

Part of the series “The Promise and Perils of Democracy.” This project is made possible in part with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.