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Friday, September 11, 2009

Whistle-Blowers: A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg and John Dean

For those of you who will be in NYC next week, we hope you are able to attend this exciting event on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs are requested.

Location: New York City
Event Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Event Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Speakers: John Dean, Daniel Ellsberg, Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith, Ann Beeson

What lessons do the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the "war on terror" offer about the abuse of power by the executive branch in times of national crisis? Join Daniel Ellsberg, the RAND strategist whose leak of the Pentagon Papers helped bring down the Nixon presidency and end the Vietnam War, and John Dean, White House counsel to Nixon and later a key whistle-blower on the Watergate scandal, for a conversation about the perils—then and now—of presidential overreach and excessive secrecy.

The event, sponsored by the Open Society Institute National Security and Human Rights Campaign, comes on the eve of the U.S. premiere of the feature documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Filmmakers Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith will present clips from the film. Ann Beeson, executive director for U.S. Programs at the Open Society Institute and former associate legal director at the ACLU, will moderate the discussion with Ellsberg and Dean.

New York Society for Ethical CultureConcert Hall2 West 64th Street (corner of Central Park West)New York, NY
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

See the Film
On September 16, the day after the above event, the new documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America opens at Film Forum in New York City. More information and tickets are available on the Film Forum website.

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