When Right in Government Matters: A Conversation on Speaking out with Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman
When should government officials speak up? What happens if their leadership does not listen? Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman will share the lessons he learned and what ultimately drove him to come forward during the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The Press Freedom Defense Fund will host an important discussion on the ongoing challenges public servants face when raising concerns — and what needs to change. The exchange, hosted by veteran journalist and Fund Director James Risen, will focus on the obstacles that stand between transparency and truth in our government. Their conversation will also touch on the personal and professional costs of doing what’s right as a public servant.
Hostedy by Georgetown’s Department of Government in partnership with First Look Institute’s Press Freedom Defense Fund and The Intercept
Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, author, Here, Right Matters: An American Story
James Risen, director, Press Freedom Defense Fund and senior national security correspondent, The Intercept
Welcome remarks by Anthony Clark Arend, Professor of Government and Foreign Service and Chair of the Department of Government, Georgetown University
Introduction by Nabiha Syed, president, The Marker and member of the Press Freedom Defense Fund Advisory Committee
SUBMIT A QUESTION IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF LT. COL. VINDMAN’S BOOK, Here, Right Matters: An American Story.” **