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

I am now familiar with concepts which I had only heard mentioned and which I used without understanding their meanings and connotations. For example, I now understand the difference between secularism and laïcité, or the difference between the separation of church and state and the separation of religion and politics, among other things. I will continue my studies of these topics and share them with others if I can.
- Banafsheh, Separation of Religion and State course graduate

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