Lessons and Legacies in an Age of Endless War: Ellsberg Conference Panel

Lessons and Legacies in an Age of Endless War: Ellsberg Conference Panel

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Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. We are living in an era of perpetual war and countless U.S. military interventions despite repeated failure to achieve stated objectives. Where are we and how did we get here? Hear from leading journalists and scholars, including political scientist and co-director of the Costs of War Project Neta C. Crawford, investigative journalist and professor Azmat Khan, war-reporter and author Nick Turse, and Craig Whitlock, the Washington Post journalist who broke the Afghanistan Papers story. Moderated by Charles Sennott.

Presented as part of “Truth, Dissent, & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg: A 50th Anniversary Conference Commemorating the Release of the Pentagon Papers” by the University of Massachusetts Amherst with The GroundTruth Project on April 30, and May 1, 2021.

This conference was collectively organized by the UMass Amherst Departments of History and Journalism; Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries; the UMass Amherst College of Humanities and Fine Arts; and The GroundTruth Project, with generous support from the Office of the Chancellor.

The conference is one component of The Ellsberg Archive Project, a website exploring the life and legacy of Daniel Ellsberg that incorporates archival material, student analysis, and The GroundTruth Project podcast, The Whistleblower. The site will also host recordings of conference sessions. To view the site visit

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