Skip to main content


Big Data/Global Surveillance

General Programming

  • Committee on Global Thought

This panel is part of the CGT's Urgent Issues series exploring critical issues of global importance from a trans-regional and interdisciplinary perspective. It will examine the technical and global implications of the expanded surveillance capacity of states and the expanded capacity of people to contest.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

  • Saskia Sassen Professor of Sociology Columbia University
  • Emily Bell Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism Columbia University
  • Mark Hansen Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation & Professor of Journalism Columbia University
  • Rebecca MacKinnon Author and Senior Research Fellow New America Foundation