Author's Talk: Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden and the NSA

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7 - 8:30pm

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Photo of Glenn Greenwald by Jimmy Chalk

Photo of Glenn Greenwald by Jimmy Chalk

Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who broke the story of the National Security Agency’s massive secret spying program and the one man—Edward Snowden—whose unprecedented whistle-blowing made exposing it possible, will discuss his new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the N.S.A. and the U.S. Surveillance State, in a free, public event at The Cooper Union's Great Hall. 

Greenwald will talk about the story behind the story in an on-stage interview conducted by Matt Taibbi, former finance and sports reporter for Rolling StoneMen's Journal and The Beast. He and Glenn Greenwald have both recently joined First Look Media.

Admission is free and open the public on a first-come first-served basis.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.