National Security and Free Speech: From Wikileaks to the Pentagon Papers

Thursday, April 28, 2011
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
International House, UC Berkeley

KQED News, Berkeley Law, and the School of Information are presenting several free panels on one of the most important issues facing this country today. The WikiLeaks saga is bringing new urgency to central tensions between speech and national security, transparency and diplomacy. At the same time it is focusing attention on how new technologies, such as cloud computing and social media, further complicate these perennially hard questions. Come hear experts discuss the technical, legal and political issues at play in this important discussion.

Speakers will include representatives from Google and the National Security Archive and Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst whose decision to leak the Pentagon Papers in 1971 helped drive public opinion against the Vietnam War.

The panels will be followed by a free screening of "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," a documentary by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith.

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This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.

Also presented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

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March 26, 2015