Free Screening of Official Secrets

Please join the Center for International Policy at Landmark’s E Street Cinema for a screening of the based-on-a-true-story film Official Secrets which features a character based on CIP’s Senior Fellow Melvin Goodman. We will have a brief panel discussion following the conclusion of the film. Our panelists will be Melvin Goodman of the Center for International Policy (CIP) and Liz Hempwicz of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), whose bios can be found below. The discussion will be moderated by Salih Booker: CIP’s President/CEO.

Melvin Goodman

Melvin A. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and an adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University.  His 42-year government career included tours at the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense’s National War College, where he was a professor of international security. He has written numerous articles and op-eds that have appeared in prestigious publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as made appearances on numerous television news programs such as the PBS Newshour. In 1991, he testified before the Senate intelligence committee in order to block the confirmation of Robert M. Gates as director of the CIA.

Elizabeth Hempowicz

Elizabeth “Liz” Hempowicz is POGO’s Director of Public Policy. She oversees POGO’s legislative reform work, with a focus on whistleblower protections and government accountability. Liz develops and advances public policies to combat corruption and to promote openness and accountability in government. She strategizes on the best way to translate POGO report findings into legislative reforms. She has participated in efforts to improve lobbying and congressional ethics rules, whistleblower protections, the Freedom of Information Act, and other open government initiatives. She has testified before Congress and been quoted or appeared in several news outlets. She earned her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2014, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Legislation & Policy Brief. She earned a B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy at the University of Bridgeport in 2010, where she graduated magna cum laude. Elizabeth is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.

The event will begin at 6:00pm in Auditorium 1 at Landmark’s E Street Cinema [555 11th St NW, Washington DC 20004] on International Human Rights Day, Tuesday December 10.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to 156, so please RSVP no later than 5:00pm on Friday, December 6 by emailing the number in your party as well as the names of each member of your party to [email protected].

We look forward to having you join us for this fun and timely event!