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  • What: A series of panels exploring issues of National Security and Free Speech, followed by a screening of 'The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,' a documentary by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith.
  • When: 2pm April 28
  • Where: International House, UC Berkeley campus
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Requested but not required. Click here to register.


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National Security and Free Speech

2pm April 28
International House, UC Berkeley campus

In recent months WikiLeaks has distributed hundreds of thousands of classified documents around the globe, providing an unvarnished view of U.S. foreign policy. Some herald the release of the documents as a victory for free speech and open information. Others contend that it undermines national security. It's a contentious debate that recalls the controversy over the Pentagon Papers, a top secret study that helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War when it was published in The New York Times in 1971.

Now you can help frame that debate. Experts from around the country will be coming to the Bay Area on April 28 to talk about the issues surrounding national security and free speech, and KQED News and UC Berkeley are giving you the opportunity to ask questions during the discussion.

Post your questions about national security and free speech in the comments below. We'll pick some of the best and most insightful questions to pose to our 5pm panel, which includes Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers. Law professor Robert H. Cole and Frontline Producer/Correspondent Lowell Bergman also will be on the panel, which will be moderated by Scott Shafer of KQED News.

Also be sure to check out the information at left for more about the national security and free speech discussion on April 28.

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