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Free Debate: Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe

Presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

Free Debate: Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe

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SPY ON ME, I'D RATHER BE SAFE

Please join us for an evening of debate presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates and The McCain Institute for International Leadership. Tickets to this unique evening are free and must be reserved in advance.
 

DATE:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
 

TIME:

Reception: 4:30-5:15 P.M.
Debate: 5:30-7:00 P.M.

ABOUT: 

Moderated by veteran ABC news correspondent John Donvan, alongisde two dynamic teams of debaters, Intelligence Squared U.S. and The McCain Institute present the motion:
 

SPY ON ME, I'D RATHER BE SAFE

The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? If not for the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, most Americans would be unaware of the vast amounts of information their government is secretly collecting, all in the name of national security. But whether you believe leakers are heroes or traitors, an important public conversation has finally begun, and we should ask ourselves: What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy?


As Benjamin Franklin might have asked, "Are we giving up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, and thus deserving of neither?"

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The Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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Presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates, broadcast nationally on NPR and PBS.  Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented more than 70 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics from the financial crisis to the Middle East and the death of mainstream media. Join the debate at www.iq2us.org.

 

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