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Open Government in the Age of Total War

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad

Wikileaks and Edward Snowden have brought significant attention to state secrecy in the US.  But how did the US national security state emerge?  And what shaped the government’s approach to official secrecy?  Join Philippe Roman Chair Matthew Connelly as he explains how the period 1914-1945, bookended by two horrendous world wars, transformed the US into a nation equipped with a vast intelligence-gathering apparatus that could dramatically curtail civil liberties. 

This public lecture is second in the LSE IDEAS Philippe Roman Lecture Series 2014-15|



Professor Matthew Connelly is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2014-2015.




Professor Arne Westad| is the Director of LSE IDEAS.



Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE. Map.|

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