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Jessica Priselac, Center for International Security and Cooperation (650) 725-6488, e-mail


Lecture to address ethical issues in the "War on Terrorism"

Terrorism expert Laura Donohue will talk about "The Counter-Terrorist Spiral" at 7 p.m. on July 10 to kick off a new lecture series sponsored by the university and the city of Palo Alto that will address ethical issues involved in the "War on Terrorism."

The talk will be held at Cubberley Community Center Auditorium at 4000 Middlefield Rd. in Palo Alto. It is free and open to the public.

Donohue, a visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), will discuss the United States' response to last September's terrorist. In particular, she will scrutinize the debate concerning the balance between personal liberty and national security.

The lecture series, which continues this fall, will focus on ethical questions facing the nation and the world relating to the "war on terrorism." Topics to be addressed include the events of Sept. 11 and the nation's response, the ensuing impact on civil liberties, ethical questions of war, and the role of journalists reporting on military conflict.

The series is sponsored by CISAC, the Stanford Program in Ethics in Society and the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission.



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