Can the Role of Whistleblowers Be Protected and Honored around the World?

July 11, 2022
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Join the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University and the Future of the Humanities Project, for their lecture on whistleblower protection. 

When: July 11, 2022.11:00am - 12:15pm (CET)
Where: Online

In both public and private spheres, the act of whistleblowing often carries a great and heavy risk. Even in Western societies, a fear of punishment and retaliation looms large for individuals and groups who seek to reveal illegal or immoral behavior. How can reformers hold corrupt governments and companies to account if those who would tell the truth are discouraged or intimidated? At a time when bad actors seek to undermine democracy, can whistleblowing survive as an international phenomenon?


Elizabeth Gardiner, Chief Executive, Protect

Floyd Graham, British lawyer and corporate adviser

Sean McKessy, First Chief, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Office

Sherron Watkins, former Vice President, Enron Corporation; professor at University of North Carolina Business School

Michael Scott (moderator), senior dean, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.

Sanford J. Ungar (moderator), director, Free Speech Project, Georgetown University.

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