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Conscience, Edward Snowden, and the Internet: Has Civil Disobedience Gone Too Far?
A panel featuring David DeCosse, director of campus ethics programs for the Markkula Ethics Center and SCU adjunct associate professor, Religious Studies; and Irina Raicu, director of Internet Ethics, Markkula Ethics Center
Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and more: We live in an age where savvy individuals shaped by the culture of the Internet are using technical means to obtain without permission and then release to the public massive amounts of data held by huge government or private institutions. Where do these individuals stand in the long tradition of civil disobedience? Are they the contemporary heirs of that tradition, re-interpreting it rightly for the age of the Internet? Or are they reckless individualists driven by a commitment to a distorted notion of freedom? This panel discussion aims to provide a framework for thinking through such questions.
We are fortunate to present this program in part through the generosity of the Project on Conscience in Roman Catholic Thought, funded by Phyllis and Mike Shea.
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Event hashtag: #conscienceproject #snowden