Like many countries, Switzerland has an intelligence service, and has experienced the tensions that arise between its activities and civil liberties.
Internal "political" surveillance was established in Switzerland as early as the 1930s. It was only in 1989, however, that the activities of the Swiss "political police" came to the attention of the general public - to the dismay and outrage of a large part of the population, who found out that the political activities of many citizens had generally been monitored by the State for several years.
Prof. Kreis’ lecture will focus on the history of political surveillance in Switzerland, and on how the 1989 surveillance "scandal" led to changes in the way this activity is administered in the country.
Tickled your interest? Head to the Franklin University of Switzerland (FUS) tomorrow night and learn more.
The event is open to all and will be followed by a reception.
Venue: Intelligence Services and Civil Liberties talk at Franklin University
Where: FUS Nielsen Auditorium, Via Ponte Tresa 29, 6924 Sorengo
When: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
For more information on Prof. Kreis, see www.georgkreis.ch.