Peter Maass

Author and Journalist

State of Surveillance: Battles over National Security and Journalism in the Times of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden

About the Speaker

Peter Maass will discuss the tension between surveillance as it is increasingly conducted post-9/11 and Americans' privacy. In his recent New York Times Magazine coverstory, he profiled filmmaker Laura Poitras and the key role she played in the publishing of top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Peter Maass, the author of Love Thy Neighbor and Crude World, is working on a book for Alfred A. Knopf about surveillance and privacy. He has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker and other publications about cellphone tracking, the National Security Agency, and the FBI investigation of David Petraeus. In a recent cover story for the New York Times Magazine, he profiled filmmaker Laura Poitras, who played a key role in publishing secret documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Maass was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012.