Transparency & Democracy

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

The First Amendment embraces the public’s right to access the information needed to hold the powerful accountable and participate fully in the process of self-government.

Our aim in defending and promoting transparency is not simply to compel the disclosure of information that the public is entitled to know, but to broaden public access to information through changes in government policy and the law.

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Online

Book Talk: How Rights Went Wrong

A conversation with Jamal Greene about why our obsession with rights is tearing America apart

The Mauritanian

Screening of The Mauritanian and panel discussion with Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Tahar Rahim, Nancy Hollander, and Larry Siems

Online

The Dissident

Screening of the new documentary, The Dissident, and panel discussion about the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi