Responding To Terror: Balancing Openness & Security

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
Responding To Terror: Balancing Openness & Security

One week after the Boston Marathon attacks, some worry that another wave of security measures are imminent. We explore the tensions between openness and security.

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, transformed American approaches to security. Color codes alerted people to heightened risks. Jersey barriers went up, surrounding public buildings in major cities. And air travelers found themselves navigating a maze of rules and search measures. One week after the Boston Marathon attacks, some worry that another wave of security measures are imminent. We explore the tensions between openness and security.

Guests

Gary LaFree

Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland

Harvey Molotch

Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies, New York University; Author, "Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger" (Princeton University Press)

Benjamin Wittes

Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution.

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