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ACLU-NJ Membership Conference to Explore Security, Freedom


NEWARK, N.J. -- Renowned security expert Bruce Schneier will be the keynote speaker at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey’s Membership Conference.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at The University Inn & Conference Center at Douglass Campus-Rutgers University, 178 Ryders Lane, in New Brunswick.

The program features expert presentations on security, government surveillance and privacy, detentions and torture, and the tension between sound security practices and civil liberties.

The author of “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World,” Schneier has made a name for himself in the challenging field of cryptography and has become a leading analyst of security issues.

Focusing on whether security measures actually make us safer, he asks the tough questions and debunks the hype behind highly touted government security practices.

The conference also will feature a panel discussion on “Safe & Free New Jersey,” which will include experts on government secrecy, immigrant rights and the USA PATRIOT Act. The panel will be moderated by journalist Jim Edwards.

The event is free to ACLU members, with a suggested donation of $10; members of the general public may attend for $30.

To register for the ACLU-NJ Membership Conference go to or call (973) 642-2086. More information about Schneier, his writings and his work can be found on his Web site

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Please RSVP by June 2. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided; attendees also have a chance to win door prizes.

Members of the media are welcome to attend.



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