Security vs. Liberty: Balancing the Scales of Freedom
September 15-16, 2015
The Churchill Institute invites you to join the Westminster College community for the 2015 Hancock Symposium, Security vs. Liberty: Balancing the Scales of Freedom on September 15-16, 2015 in Fulton, Missouri.
The terrorist attacks on United States soil on September 11, 2001 – and the global response – defined a generation. The primary question asked since that fateful day has been: “How do we maintain a balance between championing liberty and preserving security?”
We face a multitude of concerns that demand attention to security yet may limit individual liberty: global pandemics, metadata collection by governments and private companies, climate change, war, migration, equal access to education, the rise of the megacity, and availability of food and clean water. These issues force us to confront difficult questions about the rights of individuals and the responsibilities of government. For example: How secure are your medical records? Can the government and school officials track you on social media? Does immigration policy put you – or your neighbor – at risk?re are your medical records? Can the government and school officials track you on social media? Does immigration policy put you – or your neighbor – at risk?
The 2015 Hancock Symposium will bring together practitioners, thinkers, and citizens to discuss, critique, and query—and perhaps impact—the scales of freedom.
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