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Intelligence gathering is subject of talk, Oct. 2

Writer and commentator Patrick Radden Keefe will present a talk titled "The Espionage Industrial Complex: Costs of Privatizing Intelligence Post-9/11" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Keefe, a program officer and fellow at the Century Foundation think tank, is a frequent commentator on issues of international security, with a focus on the impact of globalization and new technologies on cross-border security threats, and on the legal and ethical dimensions of intelligence and homeland security policy.

Keefe is the author of "Chatter: Dispatches From the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping," which explores the nature and context of wiretapping from historical and present-day perspectives. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, Slate, The New Yorker, The New York Times and many other publications.

Keefe currently is a project leader at the World Policy Institute and a fellow of the New York Institute for Humanities. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is part of the school's "Privatizing National Security" series.

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