Episode 069 – Conversation with Prof. Susan Herman

Episode 069 – Conversation with Prof. Susan Herman.mp3

This conversation features Brooklyn Law School Professor of Law Susan Herman discussing her most recent book Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy, published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Herman discusses Chapter One of the book “The Webmaster and the Football Player” which tells the stories of ordinary people caught in the government’s surveillance dragnet. A decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government’s hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics–such as the Patriot Act–are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives–and have already done just that to countless Americans. Prof. Herman will be part of a Panel Discussion: Ten Years of 9/11 scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2011 in which she will discuss her book. Other panelists are BLS Professor Derek Bambauer who will speak on the Internet, BLS Professor Maryellen Fullerton who will address immigration, and BLS Professor Nelson Tebbe who will discuss the free exercise of religion.