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11/15/2016 ROM Speaks: 11th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture Downtown

Going Dark Since 9/11, the impulse to protect “national security” has led democratic governments to become increasingly secretive. With many of their most consequential decisions—about war, interrogation, detention, and surveillance—being made behind closed doors, democratic governments are “going dark.” Should we accept official secrecy as a necessary response to new security threats—or has official secrecy itself become a threat? With new wars abroad, and new surveillance programs at home, the question is more pressing than ever. Discover what the shift towards official secrecy means for us as a society and as individuals, and what's at stake.
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