Washington Debates Government Surveillance, National Security, and Privacy

surveillance-hearings-271This was a week of Capitol Hill testimony and widespread debate over the government’s massive surveillance of phone calls and internet activity. One key question was how to find the right balance between protecting citizens’ privacy and assuring national security.

Watch our conversation with Michael Kessler, an ethicist, a legal scholar, and associate director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.