Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 17: Democracy in the Dark: A Book Talk with Frederick A.O. Schwarz. Jr.

The Brennan Center for Justice and the Project On Government Oversight present:

Democracy in the Dark
A Book Talk with Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | 6:00 p.m.
moderated by:
Danielle Brian
Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight
Reception and book signing to follow.
Abramson Family Auditorium
NYU Washington DC
1307 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

From George Washington hiding inadequate military supplies during the Revolutionary War to the National Security Agency's massive intelligence gathering in the electronic age, there has always been a tension between secrecy and American democracy. For the first time, the full range of American history is viewed through the lens of secrecy in Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy. Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr.'s new book illuminates one central question: how much secrecy does good governance require?

Join the Brennan Center for Justice and the Project On Government Oversight for a candid discussion with the author, hailed by Publisher's Weekly as "an exceptionally well-positioned observer and participant in the contentious history of government secrecy," whose effort to help us strike the right balance between democracy and secrecy is, according to Professor Geoffrey Stone, "his greatest—and truly insightful—contribution."

CLICK HERE to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Brennan Center Events Manager, Jafreen Uddin, at jafreen.uddin@nyu.edu or 646.292.8345.

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