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Theme: Surveillance, Snowden and Security

York Festival of Ideas will delve into the controversial world of intelligence-gathering, surveillance, terrorism and cyber security.

What's on

Sun
21
Jun

Citizen Four – Documentary screening

When film-maker Laura Poitros and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet whistleblower Edward Snowden for the first time, Poitros took her camera with her. The result is Citizen Four, a real life espionage story unfolding minute by minute. Join us for a special screening of the Brit4 Oscar and Bafta winning documentary.

Sat
20
Jun

Crime and Terrorism

A panel of experts will debate the issues around religion, crime and terrorism.

Sat
20
Jun

Intelligence Gathering and the Media: Who to trust

A panel of experts will discuss intelligence gathering and the media.

Sat
20
Jun

Intelligence’s Role in Defending Europe

NATO’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence will discuss the role of intelligence in defending Europe.

Sat
20
Jun

Surveillance, Snowden and Security

A panel of experts will debate the issues around surveillance and security with particular reference to the Edward Snowden case.

Sat
20
Jun

The Future of Cyber Security

A panel of experts, chaired by BBC News Technology Correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, will discuss the importance and future of cyber security.

Sat
20
Jun

Cracking the code

Renaissance historian, Professor Bill Sherman, and a panel of experts will discuss coding and decoding through the ages.

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