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Berkeley Forum Announces Rand Paul Event

Senator Rand Paul to Address UC Berkeley Audience on NSA, Privacy

BERKELEY, California―March 11, 2014―The Berkeley Forum today announced that for its first event of the Spring 2014 session, it will bring Senator Rand Paul to campus for an address on the National Security Agency and personal privacy.

Rand Paul is a Republican senator from the state of Kentucky. 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, recently filing a class-action lawsuit against President Obama for his leadership of government surveillance programs. The potential 2016 presidential candidate will discuss the NSA's surveillance activities and their implications for individual liberty.

“We are delighted to have Senator Paul address the Forum. The NSA and personal privacy have taken on increasingly large roles in the public discourse, so this should make for a particularly topical and lively discussion. I am personally looking forward to what Senator Paul has to say on these topics,” said Pierre Bourbonnais, the president of the Berkeley Forum.

The address will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in Chevron Auditorium, at the International House. Information about the event and admission may be found on our official event page.

The event is organized in collaboration with the Berkeley College Republicans.

The Berkeley Forum is a non-partisan, student-run organization at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 2012, the Forum organizes panels, debates, and talks by leading experts from a wide variety of fields.

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