As reported here, USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) announced today the line-up for its upcoming TOP SECRET TALKS discussion series, a month-long series of conversations between leading journalists, policymakers, and scholars on the themes raised by Top Secret, to be presented in conjunction with upcoming performances at New York Theatre Workshop.Â Geoffrey Cowan, Top Secret playwright, USC Annenberg dean emeritus and CCLP director describes the upcoming discussion series as follows:
â€œWe hope that the series will engage New Yorkers in a lively and important dialogue as these issues [such as government classification and declassification of confidential information, and the tension between press freedoms and national security] continue to be debated on the national stage. . . . The courts have changed, technology has changed, the financial stability of the press has changed, and we live with a new fear of terrorism. But the issues endure.
CCLP’s full press release is available here.Â More information and a list of scheduled TOP SECRET TALKS is posted here.Â This blog will provide ongoing summaries and analysis of the TOP SECRET TALKS events as they occur, and will link to audio as it becomes available.Â TOP SECRET TALKS events are open to the public and will take place at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street (map).