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How are new technologies going to affect people who want to cross national borders? Join Ars staffers Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar for episode 10 of Ars Technica Live next Wednesday, 2/15, in conversation with Ahmed Ghappour, a law professor at the University of California, Hastings. He’s an expert in legal issues surrounding high-tech borders and national security.

Ghappour’s research bridges computer science and the law to address the contemporary challenges wrought by new technologies to the institutional design and administration of criminal justice and national security, with a focus on the emerging field of cybersecurity. Before coming to UC Hastings, Ghappour was at the University of Texas School of Law, where he co-taught the National Security Clinic and the the Civil Rights Clinic. Prior to that, he was a staff attorney at Reprieve UK, where he represented Guantanamo detainees in their habeas corpus proceedings. Formerly, Ghappour was a computer engineer focused on design automation, diagnostics, distributed systems architecture, and high performance computing.

Recorded before a live audience in Oakland tiki bar Longitude, each episode of Ars Technica Live is a speculative, informal conversation between Ars Technica hosts and an invited guest. The audience also has plenty of time to ask questions.

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Source: Bay Area: Join us 2/15 to discuss law and technology on the US border | Ars Technica

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