The Clandestine Reading Room will be installed in the Lubalin Gallery at The Cooper Union,
in New York, as part of the exhibition, Monument to Cold War Victory, created by Yevgeniy Fiks.
In partnership with the National Security Archive, based in Washington DC, the Clandestine Reading Room will host a FOIA Workshop, covering all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act request process. FOIA expert Nate Jones, of the National Security Archive will lead the workshop, which will be held at Cooper Union in New York. For more information go to the FOIA Workshop page.
Coinciding with the closing of Monument to Cold War Victory, The Clandestine Reading Room
will host a panel discussion exploring practices of government surveillance and secrecy in the United States. The panel discussion will be held in the Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union, in New York.
The panelists already confirmed for participation:
Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director of the A. J. Muste Memorial Institute and the author of Spying on Democracy (City Lights, 2013)
Kevin Gosztola, independent journalist writing for The Dissenter and author (with Greg Mitchell) of Truth and Consequences: The U.S. vs. Private Manning (Sinclair Books, 2013)
Lisa Lynch, Associate Professor of Journalism at Concordia University, director of the Guantanamobile Project, and author of several works on Wikileaks and investigative journalism
Ryan Shapiro, PhD candidate in history at MIT whose dissertation FOIA research has been dubbed “a threat to national security” by the FBI
Carey Shenkman, First-Amendment and human-rights attorney
Monument to Cold War Victory will travel to The Wende Museum, in Los Angeles, where
the Clandestine Reading Room will highlight materials from the Wende Museum archives.