Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Royal Ontario Museum, Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B
At the 11th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture, constitutional lawyer and civil liberties advocate Jameel Jaffer will explore the phenomenon of official secrecy and the legal, political, and social repercussions of allowing democratic governments to withhold information about national security policy from the public. Born in Kingston, Ontario, Jaffer joined the staff of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 2002 and has since become one of the staunchest voices against the secretive national security policies of the United States government. He was recently appointed as Executive Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which is dedicated to preserving and expanding the freedoms of speech, association, and the press in the digital age.
Discover what the shift towards official secrecy means for us as a society and as individuals, and what’s at stake.