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Privacy, Secrecy, and Democracy in America

A Constitution Day Event

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Recent debates about government secrecy and national security make this an important moment to consider “privacy” in the United States.

Our Constitution Day roundtable discussants will explore the historical development of “privacy” and the shape it has taken in contemporary society, from debates over sexual and reproductive privacy to the potential of “open diplomacy.


Ben Mutschler will explore the slow rise of the “private sphere” as well as what different levels of government (local, state, federal) could know about subjects and citizens in early America.

Marisa Chappell will discuss the development of the ‘Right of Privacy’ in the context of marriage, reproduction, and sexuality, and explore some of the benefits and costs of the “privacy rights” approach.

Christopher McKnight Nichols, will investigate the concept of ‘Open Diplomacy’ and the impact(s) of Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden.

We hope you will join us for this unique and timely event in the MU LaRaza Room (208) at 3pm on 9/17.

Memorial Union (campus map)
Room 208: La Raza
Corvallis
OR
Robert Peckyno
541-737-8560
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion