Whistleblowing Nation: The History of US National Security Disclosures

Hosted by the Department of International History

Zoom, United Kingdom


Dr Kaeten Mistry

Dr Kaeten Mistry

Dr Hannah Gurman

Dr Hannah Gurman

Professor Andrew Preston

Professor Andrew Preston


Dr Roham Alvandi

Dr Roham Alvandi

Co-hosted by LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS

Book talk

The twenty-first century witnessed a new age of whistleblowing in the United States. Disclosures by Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and others have stoked heated public debates about the ethics of exposing institutional secrets, with roots in a longer history of state insiders revealing classified information. Bringing together contributors from a range of disciplines to consider political, legal, and cultural dimensions, Whistleblowing Nation (Columbia University Press, 2020) is a path breaking history of national security disclosures and state secrecy from World War I to the present.

Dr Kaeten Mistry, Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of East Anglia.

Dr Hannah Gurman, Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Professor Andrew Preston, Professor of American History, University of Cambridge.

Dr Roham Alvandi, Associate Professor of International History at LSE and Director of the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS.

The Department of International History (@lsehistory) teaches and conducts research on the international history of Britain, Europe and the world from the early modern era up to the present day.

Sponsored by the department's The Americas in World History and Contemporary International History and the Global Cold War research clusters.


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