Daniel Rosenthal, JD, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

This seminar includes field trips to government institutions and opportunities to hear from local experts in the field of national security.

This course will introduce students to the moral, legal, and policy dilemmas faced by national security professionals in defending the nation, including the use of enhanced interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists, the use of racial profiling as a technique in law enforcement, whether we have a moral duty to intervene in foreign nations for humanitarian purposes, and whether we should accept a reduction in personal privacy for enhanced security. We will explore the differing views on these, and other, national security dilemmas, and attempt to understand the motivating ethics for each. We will also develop, hone, and critically evaluate our own views.