Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion with Daniel Ellsberg & Gar Alperovitz
October 28, 2019
5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Room: 3rd Floor Conference Room
UMass Amherst Campus
Join us to screen the documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Following the documentary, Daniel Ellsberg and Gar Alperovitz will participate in a panel discussion. This will be the first time Ellsberg and Alperovitz have appeared publicly to discuss their Pentagon Papers experiences.
Light dinner will be served at 5:30 pm in the second floor Gordon Hall atrium. Documentary screening and panel discussion to follow in the 3rd floor conference room.
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required, but please note that space is limited. Panel discussion will be live streamed and recorded for those who can't attend in person. More information can be found here: https://www.peri.umass.edu/events-at-peri-with-daniel-ellsberg.
About Daniel Ellsberg
PERI is honored to welcome Daniel Ellsberg as a PERI Distinguished Research Fellow. Dr. Ellsberg’s PERI appointment coincides with the receipt by the UMass Amherst Library of his personal papers. Dr. Ellsberg received his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1962 and published several seminal papers in the areas of decision theory and behavioral economics. Working as a high-level U.S. government war planner during the Vietnam War, Ellsberg risked a lifetime in prison to expose what became known as the Pentagon Papers, an act which was critical in strengthening the anti-war movement. At PERI, Ellsberg will work in the areas of Peace Economics and the Green New Deal.
The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) promotes human and ecological well-being through our original research. Our approach is to translate what we learn into workable policy proposals that are capable of improving life on our planet today and in the future. In the words of the late Professor Robert Heilbroner, we at PERI “strive to make a workable science out of morality.”