Brandeis University expert to explore privacy and the law

Daniel Breen, Ph.D., J.D.

Brandeis University lecturer Daniel Breen, Ph.D., J.D., will present “Stories of Privacy: The Legal Boundaries of Public and Private Life” on Wednesday, Jan. 9 as the Tucson Chapter of Brandeis National Committee’s annual University on Wheels program, in partnership with the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The talk will take place at the Tucson J.

As people, we are constantly divided between what is uniquely our own and what is properly subject to the public eye. The law helps shape the way we tell the difference, says Breen, a senior lecturer in legal studies at Brandeis University. In this talk, he will present cases where courts have had to struggle with finding where that line might be. He will share some of the most interesting and provocative of those cases drawn from the remote past and the high-tech present.

Breen received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. and law degree at the University of Georgia. He then went on to Boston College where he received a Ph.D. in American history. He has been teaching at Brandeis University since 1998. In 2017, he received the Louis D. Brandeis Award for Excellence in teaching. In addition to his passion for the law, Breen is a passionate fan of Gilbert and Sullivan and the Atlanta Braves. 

The event begins with a continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $20. For advance tickets, contact Marilyn Sternstein at marilynsternstein@gmail.com or (847) 269-0280.