These talks honour Myron Rusk (1931-2009). An active community member, fiercely, independently-minded thinker and friend of many, Myron was a longtime leader and participant with the Civil Liberties Association- National Capital Region, the organization that initiated this lecture series. Talks in the series aim to take a proactive approach to thinking about contemporary issues in the area of civil liberities broadly conceived, expanding the scope of discussion and attending to the peril as well as the promise of developments in policy, law, technology and social movements. The Rusk Lecture is always open to and welcomes the public, in line with Myron’s commitment to free and open discourse that engages ordinary people. This lecture series was established in 2014 with funds donated to Carleton University by the Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region and the Estate of Myron Rusk.