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Reflections of a War Correspondent & Privacy Activist

When:   Tue Mar 13 • 5:00 pm

Where:   Blodgett House

The Liebowitz Center for International Studies presents "Reflections of a War Correspondent & Privacy Activist", a talk by Bill Scannell '81

After a stint with the US Army as an intelligence analyst in West Berlin in the 1980's, Bill Scannell was a foreign correspondent in Central and Eastern Europe as well as southern Africa. He covered the transition of South Africa from apartheid, the Liberian civil war, the breakups of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, the second Moscow coup, the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon, and the transition of the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe into market economies. He has worked or written for Reuters, Deutsche Welle, the SABC, the Economist Intelligence Unit, as well as dozens of television and radio stations, magazines, and newspapers around the world.

Mr. Scannell is now an international media strategist and publicist, and an expert on privacy and security issues. He has been involved in most of the pro-privacy movements of the past decade, including those aimed at protecting passports, driver's licenses, and the traveling public from excess government surveillance. Born and raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts, he currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska. He attended Simon's Rock from January of 1981 through May of 1982; this year he began work to complete his BA in Psychology at the College.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.