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Thirteenth installment of ELP Lecture Series to be held on July 28

In an effort to provide opportunities to listen to real English outside the classroom, the English Language Program, a part of the university’s Department of Foreign Language Education, offers lectures in the ELP Lecture Series. In this ongoing series, each lecturer chooses an accessible topic and explains it in English which is neither too difficult nor too easy.

The thirteenth lecture in the series, “Privacy and Security in the Digital Age,” will be held on Tuesday, July 28. In the 21st century digital age, we share and consume more information than ever before. We are permanently connected via high speed networks to a multitude of devices. Social networks make constant demands for our personal information, and secret government surveillance programs can monitor and record all of our personal communications. Nevertheless, there is a clear right to personal privacy and a strong need for security that can stop both malicious hackers and overreaching government agencies. Join this presentation by ELP teacher Paul Raine to find out more about these threats to our personal privacy and the tools available to help us reclaim it.

The ELP Lecture Series is open to students, faculty, staff, and anybody else whose English skills could use a bit of a challenge. This is a great opportunity for you to have a little overseas study experience right here at home. The first seven lectures in the ELP Lecture Series can be watched here:

Date and timeTuesday, July 28, from 5:50 to 6:35 p.m.
PlaceRoom A203 (Meimeikan, on Machida Campus)

The lecture will be in English with no translation. There is no fee to attend, and reservations are not necessary.

For additional information, please call the Cornerstone Center office: 042-797-9341. Fax: 042-797-9342. E-mail: