Dear GAP supporters:
To Protect or to Prosecute? National Security Whistleblowers
Barton Gellman (moderator), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and author of Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency
Thomas Drake, National Security Agency whistleblower and GAP client, 2011 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling Recipient
Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, and co-author of Reducing Overclassification Through Accountability
Jesselyn Radack, GAP National Security & Human Rights Director, and author of Traitor: The Whistleblower and the “American Taliban”
March 20, 2012, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
New York University School of Law
Furman Hall, Lester Pollack Colloquium Room
245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY
RSVP Needed, Information Below
All federal employee whistleblowers play a vital role in our democracy by exposing wrongdoing. National security whistleblowers are particularly important, as classification systems and other tools intended to protect sensitive information can be misused to cover up government corruption. But the risk to these whistleblowers is grave. In recent years, the Obama administration has brought an unprecedented number of criminal prosecutions under the Espionage Act against national security whistleblowers for allegedly leaking information to the media.
Please join GAP, The Brennan Center for Justice, and a sensational panel and moderator for a sizzling discussion of the legal, practical, and ethical issues raised by national security whistleblowing.
This event is part of GAP’s ongoing American Whistleblower Tour, a public education campaign featuring stops at colleges and universities around the country throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.
This event is open to the public, but seating is very limited.
Dylan Blaylock is Communications Director for the Government Accountabiilty Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.