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An Address by Senator Rand Paul

Rand Paul is the junior senator for Kentucky. A strong advocate for constitutional liberties, he is one of the most prominent figures in the Republican Party. He will be speaking about the NSA and personal privacy.

The event is open to the public. Please see the information below for details about event ticketing.

Event Overview

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m. (see below for more details about Admission)
Location: Chevron Auditorium, International House
Room Capacity: 380
Tickets: General Admission $15, Berkeley students, staff, and faculty FREE
Tickets are now sold out.

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Event Description

Join UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty at the Chevron Auditorium in International House for an address by U.S. Senator Rand Paul on the National Security Agency and personal privacy. Following former contractor Edward Snowden's revelations of alleged privacy violations by the NSA, Sen. Paul has been among the loudest voices in government advocating for the reigning in of the intelligence agency. The Senator recently filed a class-action lawsuit against President Obama for his oversight of government surveillance programs. The potential 2016 presidential candidate will discuss the NSA's surveillance activities and their implications for individual liberty. We hope you will join us for this stimulating talk by one of our nation's leading political figures.


Due to the high interest we’ve received for this event, the Forum will be issuing tickets through an Eventbrite site. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Entry to the event will be open to all ticketholders and a limited number of walk-ins. Walk-ins are strongly advised to arrive early to maximize their chance of being admitted. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee admission to the venue to all walk-ins. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. All seating in the venue is first-come, first-served.

2:00 p.m.  Event Admission Open for Ticket Holders
3:00 p.m.  Event Admission Closed for Ticket Holders
  Event Admission Open for Walk-ins (Limited seating)
3:10 p.m.  Event Admission Closed
3:25 p.m.  Address begins

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Note on Tickets

Tickets are non-transferable. While you may purchase a ticket on someone's behalf, their name must be listed on the ticket. All attendees will be asked to present a Valid ID at the venue that matches the name on the ticket.

Important Note

No backpacks or large bags will be allowed into the venue. Small bags may be searched upon entering the auditorium. Signs and banners are also prohibited. All attendees are expected to respect the rules of order in the venue.

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