Edward Snowden: Traitor? Whistleblower? Fishbowl Discussion to Consider

Rehm Library

College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA 01610
USA

This campus fishbowl discussion will consider the moral status of Edward Snowden, who is accused of leaking top-secret information on United States and British government mass surveillance programs. According to a recent poll, only about a third of Americans (and one fifth of 18-29 year olds) think Snowden is a traitor, and most think he should be considered a whistleblower. Are these even adequate moral categories for understanding Snowden? Does it make sense morally to try him as a spy? On what basis can we judge Snowden differently than the journalists who reported what he revealed?

McFarland Center Director Thomas M. Landy will moderate a discussion with Holy Cross students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, September 19

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McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

Phone: 508-793-3869
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