Last Wednesday night, over 1300+ Hopkins students, faculty, journalists, and Baltimore community members lined up to see Edward Snowden connect via video conference from an undisclosed location in Russia. The headlining event in our 2016 spring series, Architects of the Future, attracted a crowd that lined up all the way back to the Breezeway – our must successful event yet. For those unable to make it in person, we collected the best of quotes of the evening to recap the event.
The importance of privacy
The consequences of the 2013 intelligence leaks
Government failure to protect the citizens' rights
On journalists and his method of leaking information
The politics of whistleblowing
Why he did it
Terrorism and the "Infrastructure of Fear"
Prospects of Returning to The United States?