Fear, Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law

A free, two-part public program in Bangor and Portland

Recordings from
Part I : Exploring the Context, Defining the Issues

Please note that the audio quality of these recordings is not very good. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Joel Rosenthal Download

Civil Liberties Under Pressure: The Historical Context
Joel Rosenthal (bio), President, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

This overview of Fear, Civil Liberties, and the Rule of Law was presented by Joel Rosenthal, President of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and member of the Maine Humanities Council board. Rosenthal is a frequent lecturer and writer on ethics, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations. Under his direction, the Carnegie Council sponsors educational programs for worldwide audiences. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal Ethics & International Affairs, and the co-author of Righteous Realists, Ethics and the Future of Conflict, among other works.

Jeff McCausland MP3 Download

Civil Liberties Under Pressure: The Current Debate
Jeff McCausland (bio), US Army, Ret., Carnegie Council Senior Fellow

The Fear, Civil Liberties, and the Rule of Law program continued with a presentation by Jeff McCausland, U.S. Army Colonel (Retired) and Carnegie Council Senior Fellow. McCausland graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1972 and was commissioned in field artillery. He completed his active duty service in 2002, ending his career as Dean of Academics, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. During his military career, McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe, including as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council Staff during the Kosovo crisis. He has published and lectured broadly on military affairs, European security issues, the Gulf War, and leadership throughout the United States and abroad.

These talks were part of the seminar on Fear, Civil Liberties, and the Rule of Law on October 20, 2008. We welcome your feedback on this program. You can leave a comment here.


This project has received support from the We the People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.