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From the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks: The Government's Need for Secrecy and the Public's Right to Know

Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum

 Free food served at 11:30AM
Discussion begins at noon

Food and space are limited. First come, first served.

From Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers in the 1970's to Edward Snowden's recent series of exposés, whistleblowing has raised the tension between the government's need for secrecy and the public's desire for disclosure. Is the public best served when it is protected from top secret information or when it is brought to their attention? Join a panel of USC student leaders and experts, including Daniel Ellsberg himself, as we engage in discussion about finding the proper balance.

To RSVP, please email with your full name and the total number of guests, or call (213) 740-8964.

To view a clip on the historical context of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers please click here.

An RSVP is required to attend the event. 

Students Talk Back discussions will take place bi-monthly in the Spring 2014 semester. 
Remaining Students Talk Back discussions:
Wednesday, April 9 (RTCC 227) and Wednesday, April 23 (RTCC 450).

 “Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum” is a series presented in partnership with the USC Dornsife College’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans, and USC Daily Trojan

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