Torin Monahan, a communications associate professor from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, said abuses of power by data surveillance agencies could compromise the effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security’s anti-terrorism operations in a talk Thursday hosted at the Graduate Student Symposium titled “Beyond Counterterrorism: Data Fusion in Post-9/11 Security Organizations.”
Thursday afternoon, the LBJ Library and Presidential Museum announced the full schedule for the three-day Civil Rights Summit that will begin April 8. In addition to a keynote address from President Barack Obama and talks from three former presidents, the summit will feature nine panels with topics ranging from civil rights in sports to the role music plays in developing social consciousness. See the full schedule here.
In poll data released last week, the Pew Research Center reported 61 percent of Republicans and those who lean toward the Republican Party aged 18 to 29 favor the legal marriage of same-sex couples, as opposed to the 27 percent aged 50 and older.
On Wednesday, San Antonio-based U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled a ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, though the ruling will not take effect until it can be reviewed on appeal.
Garcia, who sits on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, said his decision was consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that held the federal government must allowed married same-sex couples to receive federal benefits.
City streets in Nigeria are filled with a cacophony of announcements and messages broadcast via loudspeaker, according to Brian Larkin, associate professor and department chair of anthropology at Barnard College, who spoke Monday about the effect of these loudspeakers on Nigerian society.