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Civil Liberties and the Surveillance State
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Erich J. Prince (Editor, Merion West) and Mary L. G. Theroux (Senior Vice President, Independent Institute) discuss preserving civil liberties, 4th Amendment concerns, Big Tech, and the surveillance state. They examine everything from whistleblower Edward Snowden to which parties and political groups are sidelining civil liberties, as well as general media and political discourse on First and Fourth Amendment concerns.

Mary L. G. Theroux
Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, Ms. Theroux is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California. She is former Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Alameda County Salvation Army; former Chairman and current member of the San Francisco Salvation Army Advisory Board, and also serves on the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army. Ms. Theroux was also Chairman of Garvey International, Inc., and Co-Founder, President, and CEO of San Francisco Grocery Express, Ltd. Articles on Ms. Theroux have appeared in Business Week, Forbes, Savvy, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications.
Erich J. Prince
Erich J. Prince is Co-Founder and Editor of Merion West and a columnist for MediaVillage. He has contributed to a variety of publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Quillette, Hartford Courant, News & Observer, Orlando Sentinel, and The Hill. His opinion writing has been honored with two awards from the Columbia University School of Journalism. He studied political science at Yale University, completing his thesis on the history of polarization in the United States Congress. Recenly, he co-taught a class in ethics at the Indian university IISER Pune.

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