50 seats opened up for UC Berkeley Event on November 14, 2013

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Don’t miss out on a great event on November 14, 2013 in Berkeley. A special national security event at UC Berkeley will host Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Lowell Bergmann.

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism invites you to the “Prosecuting the Press” event, co-sponsored by the Investigative reporting Program at UC Berkeley:

Featuring James Risen, The New York Times’ national security reporter, who is facing jail for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Obama Administration to reveal his sources. In this rare public appearance, Risen, who won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing the NSA’s massive eavesdropping program, will be in conversation with Lowell Bergman, professor of investigative reporting at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. They will be introduced by Edward Wasserman, dean of the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Risen will defend his refusal to identify his sources from his reporting on the intelligence community in his 2006 book, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration. A federal appeals court has ordered him to testify and he has maintained that he will go to prison to protect his sources. His lawyers are preparing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Risen’s case is the result of an unprecedented effort by the current Administration to prosecute the press.

5:45 pm – 7 pm: Wine reception at North Gate Hall, U.C. Berkeley (Graduate School of Journalism)

7:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Program in Berdahl Auditorium, Stanley Hall, U.C. Berkeley (east of Journalism School)

RSVP Required by Monday, Nov 11th: Julie Hirano at (510) 642-3394 or juliehirano@berkeley.edu

About Alexandra Amling

MAIPS 2014 Graduate Candidate with a focus on Conflict Resolution, International Migration and Refugees. Holds a Master's degree in Southeast Asian and Chinese Studies with a regional interest in Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma and Thailand. Currently supporting the GSIPM staff as a Graduate Assistant.

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