School of Information Sciences

Archival Agitators and Advocates Lecture Series

hosted by the iSchool at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Information Ethics and Policy and the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter

Meet the Speaker Coffee will be held at 10:30 AM, followed by the lectures from 11:00 AM - noon.

All events will be held in Room 501 of the IS Building, 135 North Bellefield Avenue.


Friday, April 10, 2009
Bruce Montgomery, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Montgomery is the author of The Bush-Cheney Administration's Assault on Open Government (Praeger, 2008) and Subverting Open Government: White House Materials and Executive Branch Politics (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006).

"From Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush: Government Secrecy and the Archival Profession."

Bruce Montgomery

Bruce P. Montgomery is Faculty Director of Archives at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the founding director of the UCB Human Rights Initiative and a founding member of the International Federation of Human Rights Centers and Archives. He has served as an analyst of classified documents for the U.S. government, and is currently a consultant for the Institute for Defense Analysis, a Pentagon-funded think tank, to help set up a digital resource center to make available electronic copies of captured al Qaeda, Taliban, and Saddam Hussein-era records. He is the author of three books, including The Bush-Cheney Administration’s Assault on Open Government, Subverting Open Government: White House Materials and Executive Branch Politics, and his most recent, Richard B. Cheney and the Rise of the Imperial Vice Presidency. Articles by Montgomery on the topic of secrecy also have appeared in many leading journals, including Presidential Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, and American Archivist.



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Lecture Series

Lecture series such as this one permit our students to explore how the information profession faces ethical and accountability challenges in the field.