CFP: Legally Immoral Activity. Testing the Limits of Intelligence Collection (February 11-12, 2020, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, United States)

Constant Hijzen Discussion

Dear all,

Happy to draw your attention to the Call for Papers the the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina (United States) just sent out. On 11 and 12 February 2020 they will organise a two-day interdisciplinary conference on the legal, ethical, social, economic, historical and political aspects of the United States government’s ability to protect its citizens in an era that warfare has no societal or personal boundaries. Questions posed are the following: 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?

Call for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, and posters/exhibits are welcome. You can find the Call for Papers here: (download, pdf)


When? February 11-12, 2020; deadline for proposals and abstracts October 15, 2019.

Where? On the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. See their webpage here.

Inquires and Submissions should be sent to Dr. Jan Goldman, Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, email:

All the best!