Suspensions of ordinary civil liberties, privacy rights and due process protections in a time of war are topics of discussion during the final installment in the 2002 Reuters Forum series. The forum, entitled "Big Brother Meets Big Business: The Future of Civil Liberties in an Unsafe World," also looks at how we should balance privacy rights and Fourth Amendment protections against the need to prevent acts of terrorism.
Robert Kuttner, founder and co-editor of "The American Prospect," will moderate the discussion. Panelists include: Jerry Berman, executive director of the Center for Democracy and Technology; Ira Jackson, director and faculty chair of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Geoffrey Wharton, managing director for the World Trade Center Redevelopment Program.,
The forum will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:00 p.m., in the Third Floor Lecture Hall in the Journalism Building.