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Call for Papers


Legally Immoral Activity: Testing the Limits of Intelligence Collection

February 11-12, 2020

171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409

Are there limits to intelligence collection in support of national security? Where, if at all, does a free and open society provide the limits of surveillance with civil liberties? Civil liberties are a founding tenet of democracy, but at what cost? How does a country balance collective security with individual rights? Recently, a Federal Court ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the cellphone of a terrorist, but company officials would oppose that order, citing concerns over the privacy rights of all Americans.

This 2-day inter-disciplinary conference will examine the legal, ethical, social, economic, historical and political aspects of a western democratic government’s ability to protect its citizens in an era where warfare has no societal or personal boundaries.

Call for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, and posters/exhibits are welcome. The conference will be held February 11-12, 2020 on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

**All accepted papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal for Intelligence & Counterintelligence, the leading peer-reviewed Intel journal. This is a great way to add significant scholarly activity to your resume, attend several fascinating sessions, and help establish networks with working professionals and those in the academic world.

Deadline for proposals and abstracts must be received by October 15, 2019.

Inquiries and Submissions should be sent to:

Dr. Jan Goldman, Department of Intelligence and Security Studies

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