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I Didn’t Mean MY Rights: Why We Restrict Rights When We’re Scared

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February 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am EST

Breakout session attendance is reserved for W&J students, faculty and staff only. Session links can be found on MyW&J.

Should the government wiretap your phone in the interest of national security? What about your new neighbor’s phone? What about a suspected terrorist’s? In this breakout room, we’ll review psychological research on why when we are scared, we are more willing to restrict the rights of others – and where we draw the line between who gets rights and who gets restrictions. Together, we will discuss two examples – free speech on campus and the DACA program – and we will end by brainstorming ways we protect and promote everyone’s rights on the W&J campus.

Presented by Kevin Carriere, W&J Assistant Professor of Psychology


February 17, 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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