Theme: The surveillance state. We'll examine government surveillance in two different historical periods: the 1950s and contemporary New York
- Dave Kotelchuck, Hunter College (retired), author of Abe and Julia, on FBI surveillance of his family during the McCarthy period.
- Alex Vitale, Brooklyn College, on NYPD surveillance of Muslims, including CUNY students. Professor Vitale has written extensively on “broken windows” policing, protest policing and social movements.
As always, we will provide an assortment of light refreshments -- coffee, tea, fruit, cheese and cookies.