At OCU, Powerful Prose Examines Powerful Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Powerful Prose series will continue with a presentation on the book “No Place to Hide,” a book written by Glenn Greenwald about accused classified intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. OCU law professor Art LeFrancois will discuss the book at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30.

The presentation is free to the public and will be held at Full Circle Bookstore, the series co-sponsor, in the 50 Penn Place shopping center at 1900 Northwest Expressway.

Greenwald, a columnist for the Guardian newspaper, was invited to interview Snowden in 2013 while the former National Security Agency contractor was exiled in Hong Kong. During the interview, Snowden revealed classified information of the NSA and leveled accusations of the agency’s surveillance overreach.

Greenwald’s book describes his intense meetings with Snowden and offers an inside look at some of the NSA’s information-collection techniques. 

The book includes commentary on government snooping and on procedures intended to protect national security.

Professor LeFrancois teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and jurisprudence courses. He has led sentencing workshops for state trial judges and directed a training program for Armenian defense attorneys under the auspices of the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative. His recent scholarship has focused on criminal law and procedure, the Rehnquist Court, and the relationship between values and law.

“Powerful Prose: Great Ideas and the Literature that Advances Them” is a monthly series led by OCU President Robert Henry and Oklahoma City University professors. For more information, call Full Circle Bookstore at 405-842-2900.