Prof. Marty Carcieri on Edward Snowden, Rawls and Civil Disobedience



RaulsATheoryofJusticeUnder what conditions does violation of law have the moral legitimacy of civil disobedience? If Edward Snowden were prosecuted in an American court for leaking classified NSA documents to journalists, for example, would his actions be justified under principles of civil disobedience as articulated by John Rawls, the most influential political philosopher of our time?


Marty Carcieri, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University, will present Rawls' theory of civil disobedience and apply it to the case of Edward Snowden.


Afterwards we will go to dinner at King Dong at 2429 Shattuck Ave at Haste.


When: Sunday, July 27th at 1:30


Location: Public Meeting Room, Third Floor, Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, at 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck


BART Access: Less than one block from the downtown Berkeley BART Station.


Parking: All day parking is available for $7 on the weekend at the lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library.


Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580

Ski Grabowski, Treasurer: 510-652-8350



We will be on vacation in August. In September we will have our annual picnic in Tilden on September 21st.


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