CENTER FOR ETHICS AND THE RULE OF LAW​

Navigating Law and Ethics at the Crossroads of Journalism and National Security

 Co-hosted by CERL and the Annenberg School for Communication, the roundtable conference will convene academics, analysts, and practitioners from fields as diverse as law, journalism, media, public policy, philosophy, national security, and
others to explore some of the most pressing legal and ethical challenges that lie at the nexus of national security and journalism today.

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The invitation only conference will be supplemented by a public conversation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on November 9, 2017, entitled, 

Freedom of the Press and National Security in the Era of Trump: Reconciling Competing Values in Democratic Governance

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This segment of the two-day “Navigating Law and Ethics at the Crossroads of Journalism and National Security“  conference is open to the public and seat are on a first come/first served basis. Journalists and the government have a shared
responsibility to protect the autonomy of the press, to keep the public duly informed, and to ensure accurate coverage of important issues affecting U.S. security. They must also grapple with the competing responsibilities to protect classified
information from disclosure and to safeguard the public from deliberate misinformation or “fake news.” A distinguished panel will share and debate views on these issues in a moderated discussion.

Panelists will include: Laura Handman, Esq, Partner Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
James Risen, investigative Journalist, The Intercept and First Look Media; Charlie Savage, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times.

Moderated by: Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center.

Introduction By: Claire Finkelstein, Co-Founder and Faculty Director of CERL, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania 

This event is co-sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication (ASC), the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at ASC, the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and the law firm of Miller &
Chevalier. 


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