Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

RULE OF LAW: 
Torture. Democracy. Privatization. Habeas Corpus.

Igniting an unprecedented sense of hope and possibility, the election of Barack Obama served to position American resolve and commitment as never before. Spurred by the one-year anniversary of the President's pronouncement to close Guantanamo, and the fates of nearly 200 detainees still hanging in the balance, Culture Project presents the second installment of its groundbreaking Blueprint for Accountability series to engage the public in constructing a "blueprint" for a more just and democratic future.

Assembling some of the most important and influential voices of our time to help us understand the unprecedented events, policies and circumventions of the past administration, the Blueprint for Accountability series fuses theater, film, debate, and discussion to call attention to these crimes, urging policy makers, elected officials, and world citizens to craft a decisive moral response, capable of restoring both America's dignity and standing throughout the international community.
 

directed by
FISHER STEVENS
Academy Award-winning Producer, The Cove

with panelists
VALERIE PLAME WILSON, Former CIA Agent
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR., Author & Environmental Activist
LT GENERAL RICARDO SANCHEZ, Former Iraq Commander
RON SUSKIND, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
JEREMY SCAHILL, Best-selling Author and Investigative Journalist
ROSE STYRON, Poet and Human Rights Activist
VINCE WARREN, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
DR. ALLEN KELLER, Director, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture

and participation from
JAMES SPADER, Emmy Award Winner, Boston Legal
LIEV SCHREIBER, Tony Award Winner, Glengarry Glen Ross
JULIANNA MARGULIES, Golden Globe Winner, The Good Wife
MARISKA HARGITAY, Golden Globe Winner, Law & Order: SVU
MATT DILLON, Oscar Nominee, Crash
SISTER DIANNA ORTIZ, Founder, Torture Abolition & Survivors Support Coalition International


"Democracy demands that we have accountability to prevent abuse of power by elected officials."
-Valerie Plame Wilson, "outed" former CIA official

"Riveting, fantastic, brilliant! I feel if I had missed this I would have missed the most important presentation and discussion of the danger a lack of accountability poses to our democracy. "
-Audience viewer
 

To order VIP Platinum tickets ($250) please call Julianne Hoffenberg:  212.925.1806 or rsvp@cultureproject.org


Watch this event live online at FORA.tv.

 

Download the Blueprint for Accountability Discussion Guide.
 

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Pictured Left to Right: Lt General Ricardo Sanchez, Vince Warren and Ron Suskind

 

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