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Aftergood to speak on science and national security, April 29

A lecture titled "A Debate With the CIA" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in 16 Robertson Hall. Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy for the Federation of American Scientists, will speak.

Aftergood works to reduce the scope of government secrecy, to accelerate the declassification of Cold War documents and to promote reform of official secrecy practices for the federation, which was founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists concerned with issues of science and national security policy. In 1997, Aftergood was the plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency that successfully led to the declassification and publication of the total intelligence budget for the first time in 50 years.

The lecture is sponsored by the and the Program in Law and Public Affairs as part of a series on "Secrecy, Security and Self-Government."

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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