News & Announcements

8th Annual RIC Conference Schedule Now Available

2019 conference schedule

Please join us for the 8th Annual JHU RIC Conference “Eyes on Surveillance: (In)security in Everyday Life” on April 5-6, 2019. This year’s conference interrogates the normalization of surveillance in our everyday life. Going beyond “surveillance” as a buzzword, the conference will present interdisciplinary research that considers what might constitute the monitoring of bodies and actions across a variety of lived experience.

Bernard Harcourt Named Keynote Speaker

Keynote flier

Join us for the 2019 RIC Conference keynote address by Bernard Harcourt on Friday, April 5 from 6:15-8 p.m. in Mergenthaler 111. Bernard E. Harcourt is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Executive Director of the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University. His scholarship intersects social and political theory, the sociology of punishment, and penal law and procedure.

Roundtable: Surveillance on the Ground

Roundtable participants

Please join us for this roundtable discussing ‘Surveillance on the Ground’ as part of the 8th Annual RIC Conference “Eyes on Surveillance: (In)security in Everyday Life” on Saturday, April 6 from 4-6 p.m. in Sherwood Room, Levering Hall.This roundtable brings together Dornethia Taylor from Black Lives Matter DC, David Rocah from the ACLU, and Emily Manna from Open the Government to speak about their work on surveillance and how surveillance affects their professions.