New York Universitys Gallatin School of Individualized Study hosts its Albert Gallatin Lecture, Filming Secrecy, delivered by filmmakers Peter Galison and Robb Moss on Wed., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. at its Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (715 Broadway at Washington Place/entrance on 1 Washington Place). Subways: R, W (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.).
Gallatin will also screen their film, Secrecy, which won awards at both the Boston Independent Film Festival and the Newport International Film Festival, on Thurs., Nov. 20, 5 p.m. at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts. The events are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required at https://www.nyu.edu/gallatin/rsvp/. For more information, call 212.998.7380.
To learn more about the film, visit http://www.secrecyfilm.com/. Secrecy sheds light on the vast world of government secrecy by focusing on the governments ability to put information out of sight if it would harm national security. In doing so, Secrecy explores the tensions between our safety as a nation and our ability to function as a democracy.
Galison is a professor of the history of science and of physics at Harvard University. Galisons books include How Experiments End (1987), Einsteins Clocks, Poincarés Maps (2003), a
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