Liberty and Security

Liberty and Security in Ethics

Do the government’s data collection efforts and analyses keep us safe? When it comes to balancing liberty and security, where do you stand?  How much intrusion into citizens’ private lives is warranted in the name of security?  Is the mass collection of data on citizens “reasonable,” or an unreasonable, unwarranted search of private information?  Was Robert H. Jackson, Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, correct when he stated in 1949 “The choice is not between order and liberty.  It is between liberty with order and anarchy without either.”

What is a reasonable expectation of privacy in today’s world? Are you willing to sacrifice some of your liberty in the interest of protecting each other and our country? And, if so, where do you draw the ethical line?

Come join in the APPE debate and town hall on the topic of Liberty and Security at the 2014 Annual Meeting.  All are invited to participate.

Please send us your papers on the topic, suggestions for speakers, and let us know if you would like to serve on the planning committee for this special program.

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