How US Government Secrecy Compromises National Security

CERI is hosting Matthew Connelly (Director, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk) to discuss U.S. Government secrecy and how overclassification paradoxically undermines national security.

After WWII, the U.S. Government allowed intelligence agencies and secret laboratories to grow unchecked. Historian Matthew Connelly will discuss what the government hides and why. From Pearl Harbor to drone warfare, Connelly will explain how the relentless accumulation of secrets makes it impossible to protect truly vital information.

 Matthew Connelly is the Director of CSER and a professor of history at Columbia University. Previously, Connelly directed the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, a research program for planetary threats, including nuclear war, pandemics, and climate change.

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