11/13/10, live in Waikiki!
The Davis Levin First Amendment Conference presents
Can exposing government secrets to the world be an act of moral courage?
11/13/2010, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom #3
Agenda: (subject to change)
9:15 a.m.: registration opens
10:00 a.m.: screening of "The Most Dangerous Man in America"
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.: Intermission
11:45 a.m. to 1:00: Conversation with Daniel and Patricia Ellsberg, moderated by Dean Aviam Soifer of the UH Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law.
PAID RESERVATIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE DOOR.
Seating is limited. Parking at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is $8 with validation.
Details subject to change. Venue is ADA-Accessible.
Request special accommodation by 10/15/10.
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg shook America to its foundations when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to the New York Times that showed how five Presidents consistently lied to the American people about the Vietnam War that was killing millions and tearing America apart. President Nixon's National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger called Ellsberg "the most dangerous man in America," who "had to be stopped at all costs."
But Ellsberg wasn't stopped. Facing 115 years in prison on charges under the Espionage Act, he fought back.
Ensuing events surrounding the so-called Pentagon Papers led directly to Watergate and the downfall of President Nixon, and hastened the end of the Vietnam War. Ellsberg's relentless telling of truth to power, which exposed the secret deeds of an "Imperial Presidency," inspired Americans of all walks of life to forever question the previously-unchallenged pronouncements of its leaders. "The Most Dangerous Man in America", a 2009 documentary about Ellsberg's experiences as a now-iconic "whistleblower", garnered widespread critical acclaim, including an Academy-Award nomination. (Source: IMDB.com)
View the trailer!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57a33_MCwc
First Amendment Conference
About the FAC:
Past First Amendment Conferences:
1997: Jay Sekulow, General Counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), in a conversation with Nadine Strossen, National ACLU President. Held at Tenney Theater, St. Andrews Priory.
1999: Ralph Reed, Republican political consultant, former Executive Director & co-founder of the Christian Coalition, in a conversation with Nadine Strossen, National ACLU President. Held at Punahou School.
2001: Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice, in a conversation with Nadine Strossen, National ACLU President. Held at the Japanese Cultural Center.
2005: Kenneth Starr, President, Baylor University and former independent counsel. in a conversation with Nadine Strossen, National ACLU President.
Held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.
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