Pulitzer Winner Barton Gellman on Philanthropy’s Role in Better Balancing Competing Demands on Civil Liberties and National Security

Thursday, July 17, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 4th Floor, 79 Fifth Avenue, NYC
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In the wake of 9/11, government actions have led to an ongoing national debate about how to strike the right balance between civil liberties and national security in the U.S. From the swift enactment of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and creation of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, to more recent phone tapping by the Obama Administration, we are all left to wonder, how do we protect ourselves while not compromising our rights and fundamental values as a nation?

One way is for philanthropy, as a sector which supports the multiplicity of perspectives through funding nonprofit mission-based organizations, to help assure optimal calibration. 

Join us to hear from Pulitzer Prize and Polk Award winning journalist Barton Gellman known most recently for his coverage of the U.S. National Security Agency, based on top secret documents provided to him by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Gellman will be joined by discussant Lisa Magarrell, Campaign Manager, National Security and Human Rights Campaign at Open Society Foundations who has extensive experience working with U.S.-based organizations that promote national security policies that respect human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of the law.

  • How philanthropy can play a role in balancing civil rights and national security.


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