2020 Citadel Intelligence Ethics Conference
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Legally Immoral Activity, Testing the Limits of Intelligence Collection 

“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage."

--Theodore Roosevelt


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.



The Citadel
Mark Clark Hall
Avenue of Rembrance 171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409


Registration fee for the conference is $75.00 
Registration fee is $50.00 for:

  • Citadel Alumni 
  • Conference Speakers/Panelists

Registration for Non-Citadel Students (undergraduate/graduate) is $35.00

Citadel faculty, staff, cadets, CGC, and evening undergraduate students may attend at no cost. All Citadel attendees must register.

Day of conference registration will be $100.00.

Registration is non-refundable


Payments can be made online or mailed to: 

Department of Intelligence and Security Studies 
The Citadel 
207 Richardson 
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409

Mailed in payments must be received no more than 8 business days after on-line registration or registration becomes invaild.  

For hotel accomodations, click here. 


Questions Should be Directed to:

Dr. Jan Goldman

Lauren Smalls
Email: lsmalls2@citadel.edu
Phone: (843) 953-6886

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:00 AM - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:30 PM