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The Decade of Discovery: Screening and Panel 

May 2, 2016

On Wednesday, May 11th, a reception will take place at 5:30pm in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert Street) for the Philadelphia premiere screening of The Decade of Discovery, followed by an exciting and energetic panel. RSVP is suggested, please register here. Shown across the country, this celebratory documentary is set at the White House and unfolds the story of a government attorney on a quest to find a better way to search White House email and a teacher who took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier.

A distinguished panel immediately following the film will explore the topic further, discussing current headlines such as Secretary Clinton’s emails and the FBI’s case with Apple. Panelists include Jason R Baron, Esq. former director of litigation at he U.S National Archives and Records Attorney and current of counsel at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, Nancy Carol Kranich, former president of the American Library Association and advocate for free and open access to information. Nancy is currently a lecturer at Rutgers University, and Mary Ebeling, PHD, associate professor of sociology at Drexel University and director, Women’s and Gender Studies, with a focus on science and technology studies. Brian Keech, Senior Vice President of government and community relations will serve as the moderator.

Westphal is co-presenting this free-to-the-public event with the Drexel University Libraries, the College of Computing & Informatics, The Kline School of Law, and the Office of Alumni Relations.