The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy Roundtable Discussion on "Whistleblowing Nation"

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Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of State Secrecy, Edited by Kaeten Mistry and Hannah Gurman with Comment from Richard Immerman

Talk is on Monday, January 25th at 4:30pm EST; Zoom Webinar

Kaeten Mistry is a historian of the U.S. and the world and teaches at the University of East Anglia. He has authored Waging Political Warfare: The United States, Italy, and the Origins of Cold War (Cambridge, 2014) and edited Reforms, Reflection and Reappraisals: The CIA and U.S. Foreign Policy since 1947 (2011). He recently led a large AHRC-funded project with Hannah Gurman. Among the publications from this collaboration is Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of State Secrecy (Columbia, 2020).

Hannah Gurman teaches U.S. history and American Studies at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is the author of The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond (2012, Columbia UP) and editor of A People’s History of Counterinsurgency (2013, The New Press). Along with Kaeten Mistry, she recently co-led a large collaborative research project on the history of U.S. national security whistleblowing, which was funded by the AHRC. As part of this project, she and Mistry co-edited Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of State Secrecy (2020, Columbia UP).

Richard Immerman directed CENFAD for 25 years and chaired Temple’s History Department for 8. The recipient of Temple’s Paul Eberman Prize for distinguished research, he has received numerous awards for his scholarship and professional service. He was elected President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), served as an Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and held the Frances DeSerio W. Chair in Strategic and Theater Intelligence at the U.S. Army War College. Retired since 2017, Immerman still publishes, primarily on the Intelligence Community, and currently chairs the State Department Historical Advisory Committee, the American Historical Association’s Committee on Relations with the National Archives, and SHAFR’s Historical Documentation Committee.