Government Accountability Project – Whistleblower Tour


I’ll be joining GAP’s American Whistleblower Tour in Houston, Texas, on March 9, as part of a full-day session on legal issues and the experiences of whistleblowers. The event is sponsored by the South Texas College of Law and co-sponsored by the South Texas Law Review and the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Texas.  

GAP’s American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability is “a new, dynamic campaign that seeks to educate the public − particularly our country’s incoming workforce − about the phenomenon of whistleblowing. The 2011–12 tour is the first incarnation of what GAP plans to institute as a yearly effort focused on college students around the country.”

The tour program in Houston on March 9, titled Citizen Employees: Whistleblowers and Other Employees Acting in the Public Interest, will be held at the South Texas Colege of Law from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. It has a registration fee and is approved for ethics credit and continuing legal education credit by the State Bar of Texas.

I’ll be on a panel moderated by Jesselyn Radack, former Department of Justice whistleblower and now GAP’s National Security & Human Rights Director. Also on the panel is food safety whistleblower Kenneth Kendrick, formerly with the Peanut Corporation of America.

Full tour schedule here.  Several additional 2011-2012 tour events remain on the calendar, including:

For those in the Seattle area, on March 23 at the Seattle University School of Law, Whistleblowing:  Law, Compliance & the Public Interest will include a GAP event with Hanford nuclear facility whistleblower Walt Tamosaitis, contaminated meat/food integrity whistleblower John Munsell, and Citigroup/sub-prime mortgage whistleblower Richard Bowen.

On March 28, at Mount Holyoke Colege in South Hadley, Mass., Whistleblowing:  From the Pentagon Papers to Wikileaks (Gamble Auditorium, 7:00-9:00 p.m.), will feature National Security Agency Whistleblower Thomas Drake, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, and DOJ Whistleblower Jesselyn RadackGAP President Louis Clark and investigative journalist Alison Bass, author of Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and A Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, will moderate. This event is free and open to the public.

Not to be missed.

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