Announcing ADC’s 2016 Civil Rights Panel: “The Growing State of Surveillance and the Fallacy of Protection”

Washington, DC | | August 30th, 2016 – As part of the upcoming Convention, ADC will be hosting a session titled “The Growing State of Surveillance and the Fallacy of Protection.” As government surveillance increases, this session will analyze the implications of new government programs targeting our community.

This timely and important conversation will include Mr. Mike German from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School; Ms. Naureen Shah from Amnesty International; and Mr. Murtaza Hussain from The Intercept. Brief bios of the speakers can be found below.

Register today (by August 31) to save $100 with the early bird discount! 

About the Panelists:

Mike German is a fellow with the Liberty and National Security program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. He served sixteen years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and seven as a civil rights lobbyist with the American Civil Liberties Union.


Naureen Shah is director of Amnesty International USA’s Security and Human Rights Program. She is the author of several studies on US counter-terrorism including on surveillance, the impacts of American Muslim communities, drone strikes and torture.



Murtaza Hussain UpdatedMurtaza Hussain is a national security journalist for The Intercept. His work focuses on human rights, foreign policy, and cultural affairs. Murtaza’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Salon, and elsewhere.



The session will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 2:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. The ADC Convention will be held from September 29th – October 2nd, in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Convention please

Click here to view the full 2016 ADC Convention Program.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel – Washington, DC

ADC has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate. Click here to book your room today and take advantage of the discounted rate! 

Sponsorship opportunities:

ADC would welcome your sponsorship, advertisement, and active participation in this year’s Convention.  Please click here to view the sponsorship, exhibitor and advertising opportunities.
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