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Tea & Ethics discussion focuses on whistleblowing

January 23, 2014

Coastal Carolina University’s Tea & Ethics series will focus on “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. This event is open to the public and free to attend.

The discussion will cover the actions of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) worker, Edward Snowden, who leaked classified details of U.S. and British government surveillance activity to the media in 2012. Both sides of the scandal will be explored as Cynthia Storer, a former CIA analyst who teaches at CCU, will discuss the ethics of Snowden’s actions.

In 2013, Storer starred in the HBO documentary “Manhunt” that dissected the process of capturing Osama Bin Laden. She served 20 years as an analyst at the CIA and has been a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. She currently is a teaching associate who specializes in intelligence and national security issues. Storer earned a bachelor's degree in government from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in international relations from Catholic University.

The event is sponsored by CCU’s Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values.

The James J. Johnson Auditorium is in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building, located at 119 Chanticleer Drive E. in Conway.

For more information on this event, contact Alyssa James, assistant director of the center, at 843-349-4149 or