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Free speech & its enemies: how to balance privacy & national security

Thursday 14 November 2013, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Listen to international human-rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC as he weighs up the release of information in the public’s interest versus the fate of international whistleblowers Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden in this insightful, passionate discussion. 

Modern democracies demand free speech, and we expect our information to be freely available everywhere, all the time. But where do we draw the line in the name of national security?  

This free event is part of our Big Ideas under the Dome series which celebrates our iconic dome as a symbol of inspiration, creativity and ideas.