Have you ever wondered how Washington felt as he stood on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City on April 30, 1789, as his inauguration began? Thankfully, he left us some clues, and they’ll be at The Center this July.
Nearly 200 guests attended the Center’s timely, provocative discussion on national security and civil liberties. Leading experts Richard V. Allen and Deborah Pearlstein examined U.S. policy surrounding Osama bin Laden’s demise, including the release of photographs. Read on for highlights of the conversation.
The more information the public has about government, the better a citizen can make an independent assessment of our elected officials, says our guest writer.
PJP Board Member David Westin, Former President of ABC News, Speaks to Stanford Law About the Future of the News Media
David Westin, who is a member of the PJP Board of Advisors and was president of ABC News through 2010, speaks here at the Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School. Addressing the subject, “Saving the Media from Itself” Westin analyzes the state of the news business as it shifts from… [Continue Reading]
In this monograph excerpt: Geoff Stone explains how wartime situations have historically heightened the tension between national security and free speech.
The operation that killed Osama Bin Laden was carried out by an elite unit of the Navy SEALs and it is highly unlikely that we will ever learn the names of those who entered the compound, much less the SEAL who pulled the trigger twice to shoot Bin Laden dead. But we do know quite… [Continue Reading]
Martha Washington and Abigail Adams are two of the most well-known and admired women from the American Revolution. Yet these founding mothers made very different choices when the lure of liberty called their husbands to leadership positions. Motherhood and their distinctive seasons in life influenced the decisions they made.
Thanks to PIFA and Ben Franklin, Philly and France have had a lot in common.
Why not capture him? And would a trial have turned to Bin Laden’s advantage?
Cross-posted at Opinio Juris and Balkinizationhttp://balkin.blogspot.com/ Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Deborah Pearlstein is a Visiting Faculty Fellow in national security and international human rights at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is participating in the program “What Is National Security” at the National Constiution Center on Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. For all… [Continue Reading]