Sibel Edmonds and Stephen Kohn at ALA Annual 2007

Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference

During the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and Committee on Legislation cosponsored a program entitled “Paul Reveres or Benedict Arnolds?: Whistleblowing in the Post 9/11 Age.” The keynote speaker was Sibel Edmonds, President and Founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. Also speaking was Stephen Kohn, President of the National Whistleblower Center.

Edmonds gained worldwide attention in 2002 after she was fired by the FBI for reporting shoddy work and security breaches that may have prevented the 9/11 attacks. Kohn is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts in whistleblower protection law and is the author of the first legal treatise on whistleblowing, Protecting Environmental and Nuclear Whistleblowers: A Litigation Manual.

We are pleased to be able to feature the video of this program.

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