Espionage, Eavesdropping, Edward Snowden and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
with James Bamford
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Please join Suffolk Law Review in welcoming New York Times Bestselling Author, James Bamford for a lecture and discussion on Espionage, Eavesdropping, Edward Snowden and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The lecture will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4 P.M. To attend, please come to the 4th floor at Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108.
Mr. Bamford BA’72, JD’75 is currently a columnist for Foreign Policy Magazine, a contributing editor of Wired magazine, a documentary producer for PBS, and a bestselling author. He is widely noted for his writing about U.S. intelligence agencies, especially the highly secretive National Security Agency. The New York Times has called him “the nation’s premier journalist on the subject of the National Security Agency.” And in a lengthy profile, The New Yorker referred to him as “the NSA’s chief chronicler.” His most recent book, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA From 9/11 to The Eavesdropping on America, became a New York Times bestseller and was named by The Washington Post as one of “The Best Books of the Year.” It is the third in a trilogy by Mr. Bamford on the NSA, following The Puzzle Palace (1982) and Body of Secrets (2001), also New York Times bestsellers.
In September 2014 he wrote a cover story for Wired based on his three days in Moscow with fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the longest any journalist has spent with him there. In addition, he has written for the New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harpers, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. In 2006, he won the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the highest honor in the magazine industry, for his writing in Rolling Stone on the war in Iraq. He also writes and produces documentaries for PBS, including The Spy Factory, based on his most recent book, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010.