WELCOME REMARKS / Michael Ignatieff / President and Rector, CEU
ABSTRACT / Misconduct by those in high places is always dangerous to reveal. Whistleblowers thus face a paradox: by challenging and exposing transgressions by the powerful, they perform a vital public service; yet they always suffer for it. Comparing whistleblower protection in Europe and the United States brings into fuller relief the vital role truth-telling can play in sustaining the free exchange of ideas and democracy.
BIO / Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and Cybersecurity Fellow, New America. She is the author of Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump and One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy, both with Yale University Press. She is working on a new book tentatively titled Consumers vs. Citizens: Social Inequality and Democracy in a Big Data World.
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