Whistleblowers: Dissenters, Advocates, Criminals or Loyalists?


 

THE CENTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY AT FORDHAM LAW AND THE PEN AMERICAN CENTER PRESENT:

 

WHISTLEBLOWERS: DISSENTERS, ADVOCATES, CRIMINALS OR LOYALISTS?

 

Panelists assess today's controversy over the NSA and other national security related whistleblowing cases and the questions they raise: Are current whistleblowing protections sufficient? What will recent high-profile cases mean for both future whistleblowers and the journalists and publications who cover their stories?

 

Watch full video of the discussion here: 

Featuring:

Julie Angwin is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist with ProPublica and author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a Wold of Relentless Surveillance (2014). 

Mike German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program, where his work focuses on law enforcement and intelligence oversight and reform.

Ray McGovern is a retired 27-year CIA analyst and public advocate for the responsible behavior and use of information by U.S. intelligence agencies. He leads the "Speaking Truth to Power" section of Tell the Word.

David Pozen is an associate professor at Columbia University Law School who has written extensively on constitutional law, national security law, public law, and information law and policy.

Suzanne Nossel (moderator) is the executive director of PEN American Center, an organization dedicated to promoting a literary culture and to protecting freedom of expression.

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