The Surveillance State: How America Spies on its Most Vulnerable Persons

A Spring Symposium Presented by the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Co-hosted by: NYU Center on Race, Inequality and the Law; Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network; The Brennan Center for Justice; The Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law; and NYU Student groups OUTLaw and Law Women.

Date: April 12, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Registration: Register online here.

Location: Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall (watch via zoom at this link). Lunch will be provided.

Description: The Symposium will bring together legal practitioners, law professors, and scholars to discuss the different ways in which state surveillance targets low-income communities and people who may seek abortions. Panels will cover topics like the history of state surveillance, the specific targeting of marginalized communities, and current litigation and movements on the ground to expose and mitigate the impact of surveillance technology. 

Program Schedule:
Keynote Address: A Conversation with Hamid Khan (1:00 PM – 2:15)
  • Hamid Khan is a Coordinator at the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
Panel I: Poor and Monitored (2:20 PM – 3:50 PM)
  • Mizue Aizeki is the Executive Director and founder of the Surveillance Resistance Lab
  • Hamid Khan is a Coordinator at the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
  • The panel will be moderated by Jeryne Fish, Senior Intellectual Life Editor for JLPP
Panel II: The Surveillance Attack on Reproductive Rights Post-Dobbs (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM)
  • Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is the Executive Director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network
  • Faiza Patel is Senior Director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program
  • The panel will be moderated by Linnea D. Pittman, 3rd year associate at Morrison & Foerster and NYU alum