Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture

Join Chicago-Kent faculty, students, and alumni for the 2019 Palmer Prize Lecture on Tuesday, November 24. In this lecture, Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman, winners of the 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize, will present the ideas in their award-winning book Of Privacy and Power–The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security (Princeton University Press 2019). The annual prize honors exemplary works of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.

In Of Privacy and Power, Farrell and Newman examine the disputes between the United States and European Union in regulating privacy and security, and how the politics of freedom, security and surveillance have reshaped the transatlantic relationship. While the struggle between these major regulatory powers has traditionally been viewed as state to state, the authors argue that the real conflict involves transnational coalitions of pro-civil liberties and pro-security actors. These communities of actors include security agencies, interior ministries, privacy NGOs, bureaucrats, and others, who have applied new strategies to the politics surrounding privacy and security discussions.

What: 2019 Palmer Prize Lecture with Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman

When: Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 3 p.m

Where: Virtual event. Click here to register

The annual $10,000 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize was established in 2007 by Roy C. Palmer ’62 and Susan Palmer to encourage and reward public debate among scholars on current issues affecting the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of governments throughout the world. Click here for a full list of Palmer Prize winners.