Government and Privacy

Delve into a thought-provoking discussion of privacy's pivotal role in democracy in this lecture by civic education expert Robert Leming. Watch this video, translated and subtitled by Tavaana, to explore the importance of privacy in a free society, the benefits and costs of that privacy, and its proper limits.  

Robert Leming is the director of the Center for Civic Education's We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program, which promotes civic competence and responsibility among elementary and secondary students in the United States. Since 1987, more than 30 million students and 90,000 teachers have participated in the We the People program.

Robert Leming holds three degrees from Indiana University: a bachelor's and master's in social studies education, and an Ed.s. in curriculum and instruction. He is a member of The Bill of Rights Institute Advisory Board, a board member of the Civic Literacy Center at I.U.P.U.I., and a committee member of the Advisory Council for the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Citizen's Awareness of the Law Award sponsored by the American Lawyers Auxiliary.

What Tavaana Students Have to Say

The best aspect of this course was being able to take part in an online class where people from all over the world came together at one set time, and where the professors make themselves truly available, just like in a real class. We could send in questions whenever we wanted, and the professor would consider and discuss them all with great care. All the participants could share their views without fear. I hadn't considered such a possibility even in my dreams.  
- Ladan, Democracy Web course graduate

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