Journalist Barton Gellman of the Washington Post has defined the tensions between national security and press freedom succinctly: “The government tries to keep secrets and we try to find them out.” As we mark the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the Paley Center has convened experts to discuss how this traditional conflict between government and press has been complicated by sweeping efforts to enhance American counterterrorism prowess, notably detention of suspects, surveillance, and collection of data on citizens. The panel will also examine the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee report on interrogations, the case of journalist James Risen, the continuing debate over Edward Snowden's release of NSA documents and whether transparency comes with a cost to our national security.

In Person:

Robert L. Deitz, Former N.S.A. General Counsel &
Senior Counselor to the C.I.A. Director

Barton Gellman, Reporter, Washington Post and
Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Gabriel Schoenfeld, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute and author,
Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law

Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU's National Security Project

Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

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