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Edward Snowden to deliver keynote address at Dalhousie University inaugural Alumni Days

Posted by Media Centre on May 7, 2019 in News

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Halifax, NS) -- Media are invited to Dalhousie University’s inaugural Alumni Days Open Dialogue Series where former American intelligence officer and whistleblower Edward Snowden will deliver a keynote address. 

On May 30, Mr. Snowden will appear live via livestream from Moscow, Russia to speak about security, privacy and surveillance to a Dalhousie community audience. Mr. Snowden will also take questions from students. The event will be moderated by Dr. Frank Harvey, Dean of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

The Snowden keynote kicks off Dalhousie’s Open Dialogue Series which brings people together for thought-provoking conversations focused on timely and relevant topics. In addition to conversation about security, privacy and surveillance with Mr. Snowden, Open Dialogue will feature two panel discussions with faculty, researchers and alumni delivering TED-style talks about healthcare and immigration. 

Interview opportunities: Sheila Blair-Reid, Assistant Vice-President, Alumni and External Engagement. Dr. Frank Harvey (event moderator) and Robert Tibbo, Mr. Snowden’s legal counsel.

The keynote address is sponsored in part by Ernst and Young LLP (EY Canada), Atlantic Security Conference and Dalhousie's Faculties of Law, Management, Computer Science, and Arts and Social Sciences. 

Event details:

     ·     Date/time: May 30, 2019 | 7:20 PM. Doors open 6:45 PM.
     ·     Location: McInnes Room, Dalhousie Student Union Building   (overflow: Ondaatje Hall, McCain Building)
     ·     Tickets are free with contribution to For the RefugeesOnline registration is required.
     ·     Link to livestream:
     ·     Media: Photography is permitted, though video and audio recordings are not.

Media are asked to please RSVP.

Media contact

Sarah Dawson

Senior Communications Advisor 

Dalhousie University