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March 9 at the Princeton Club of New York: "The Future of WikiLeaks: What Happens Now?"

Mar 9, 2011 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public, Registration Required

Experts To Discuss Future of Wikileaks and the Implications for National Security, Foreign Policy and The Right To Know in a Democracy.

The Woodrow Wilson School Presents a Public Affairs Lecture to be held in New York City:

"The Future of WikiLeaks: What Happens Now?"
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
6:00- 7:45 p.m.
Princeton Club of New York

a discussion with:

Barton Gellman '82:
Pulitzer Prize winner; contributing Editor at Large, Time magazine; senior research fellow, Center on Law and Security, New York University

Amb. Daniel Kurtzer:
S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School; former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt

The website WikiLeaks’ release of a portion of 250,000 illicitly obtained State Department cables in November 2010 to several media organizations affected U.S. diplomatic relations worldwide. Launched in 2006, the website WikiLeaks' stated mission is to publish submissions of private, secret, and classified information and news leaks from anonymous sources, with the ostensible goal of "exposing oppressive regimes and revealing government and corporate unethical behavior."

Recently Mexican President Felipe Calderon said during his visit to Washington, DC, that the Wikileaks release of State Department cables had caused “severe damage” to U.S.-Mexican relations. On the other hand, others have stated that the release of these cables has been valuable to those involved in events unfolding in many of the Middle East countries.

Is there a future role for Wikileaks and if so what does it look like? Is there a balance that can be struck between the freedom of the press in a democracy and the role of national security in protecting sources and our on-going diplomatic efforts around the world?

Princeton Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues),
New York, NY 10036

To attend, RSVP at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/4uneoj6

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is part of the Thoman Lecture Series.

03.09.2011
A discussion with: Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer- S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School; former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel Barton Gellman ’82- Pulitzer Prize winner; contributing Editor at Large, Time magazine; senior research fellow, Center on Law and Security, New York University.