We are told that NSA surveillance has helped foil terrorist plots, but at what cost are these unknown successes? Are there any benefits to government surveillance? What repercussions are already being felt? Which questions need to be answered to allow Americans to evaluate this issue themselves? Tough questions will be asked in this debate and some will be answered. This event will reflect the culmination of PENs investigation into government surveillance and its lasting effects.

Co-sponsored by Cabinet Magazine and Cooper Union.