With the recent crackdown on whistleblowers, the stories of GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack and National Security Agency whistleblower/GAP client Thomas Drake are all the more potent. Last month, both spoke at Americans Who Tell the Truth: Ethics, Integrity and the Law, a “Founder’s Day” event at the American University Washington College of Law. The event featured talks and presentations from notable whistleblowers and activists, with a keynote from Ralph Nader.

As a part of the event, each speaker is represented in portraits by artist Robert Shetterly. All presentations focused on ethics and integrity in the context of fighting for positive social change. The whistleblower panel featured Drake, Radack, and Army Corps of Engineers whistleblower Bunny Greenhouse.

An extensive photo album from the event can be seen on our Facebook page.


Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.