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

Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) Event
09 Nov 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia
Open to the Public
Panel Discussion

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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.


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


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

Registration is strongly encouraged, but there is no fee required. The event is open to the public and seats are first come, first served.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and co-sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication, the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School, the Penn Middle East Center, Miller & Chevalier, and the National Constitution Center.

This program has been approved for 1.5 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $60.00 ($30.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.


This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.