Transparency & privacy, diplomacy & secrecy: where lies the “Common Good”? Exploring the Wikileaks phenomenon (2 June 2011)

The Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust invites you to a meeting to discuss the relative claims and limitations of “freedom of information” in our modern world

Date :  Thursday 2 June 12.30-2.00 pm

Place:  to be announced

Our invited speakers will present different perspectives and a lively discussion is expected.

Luke Harding (journalist with The Guardian)  was expelled from Moscow after his story critical of Prime Minister Putin made it onto the front pages, and has subsequently co-written the Guardian’s book about the “inside story” of the paper’s handling of Wikileaks

Robin O’Neill is a former British ambassador to Austria and to Belgium, and a former member of the Joint Intelligence Committee.  In his diplomatic career he also served in Turkey and Germany, and as the Head of the South Asian Department  in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

John Milbank is Professor of Religion, Politics and Ethics at Nottingham University, at the Universities of Lancaster, Cambridge and Virginia. He is the author of several books of which the most well-known is Theology and Social Theory. He is one of the editors of the Radical Orthodoxy collection of essays and has sustained interests in developing a political and social theology

The meeting will be chaired by William Horsley, director of the Association of European Journalists and International Director of the Centre of the Freedom of the Media

Light refreshments will be served from 12.00 pm.  Contributions to cover costs will be welcome.  Please register your attendance by e-mailing wpctrust@gmail.com

Mrs H W Burton
WPCT Secretary
134 Main Road, Long Hanborough
Witney, Oxon OX29 8JY
Tel 01993 881 366

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