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Bridges to the Future presents Jeffrey Rosen on "The Naked Crowd: How to Protect Security and Privacy in the Age of Terror"

By Jim Berscheidt

November 11, 2005

The final Bridges to the Future event for the fall quarter is Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts and will feature Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor at The New Republic. The title of Rosen's address is "The Naked Crowd: How to Protect Security and Privacy in the Age of Terror."

The overall theme for Bridges to the Future 2005-2006 is Science, Technology and Values, with a specific sub-theme each quarter. The fall quarter theme is Privacy and Security Issues; the winter quarter theme is Life Sciences Issues; and the spring quarter theme is Sustainability Issues.

Rosen has been with The New Republic since 1992. He is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude; Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.

After clerking for Chief Judge Abner Mikva on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., he joined The New Republic. Rosen also is an associate professor at the George Washington University Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and criminal procedures. His essays and book reviews have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine and the The New Yorker. Rosen is the author of The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America (Random House, 2000), which The New York Times called "the definitive text on privacy perils in the digital age."

On Oct. 27, a full house in DU's Driscoll Ballroom, heard Amitai Etzioni, director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, discuss "Rights and Responsbilities in the Age of Terrorism."

In 1990, Etzioni founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He explained to the Denver audience how it's possible for people to maintain their individual rights and still be a part of, and help, the greater community where they live.

For more information about Bridges to the Future, visit www.du.edu/bridges.