Andrea Mitchell and Others to Explore Independent Media and Rule of Law June 7
Press Release · Thursday, May 24, 2018

Washington, DC

On Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m., the National Archives presents a special program on Independent Media and the Rule of Law.  A panel of experts will explore the inextricable link between the rule of law and the media, and the nexus between a robust rule of law and a robust independent media.

The event will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. and live streamed on YouTube. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  This public program is free to the public, but reservations are recommended and can be made online.

Moderated by Homer Moyer, Founder and Chair of CEELI Institute, panelists include: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News; Jennifer Rubin, journalist and author of The Washington Post blog Right Turn; and Lee Levine, Senior Counsel at Ballard Spahr.

This program is the second in a six-part series of live events titled “Preserving a Free Society: A Series of Bipartisan Discussions on the Rule of Law—Its Critical Importance to Free Societies and How Best to Sustain and Defend It.”  Some programs in the series will take place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Presented in partnership with the International Bar Association, with generous support from the IBA Foundation.

The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. For upcoming programs, visit the Calendar of Events online:

Andrea Mitchell is the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News, a position she has held since November 1994.  She reports on evolving foreign policy issues in the United States and abroad for all NBC News broadcasts, as well as CNBC and MSNBC.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Washington Post, offering reported opinion from a center-right perspective. She covers a range of domestic and foreign policy issues and provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican Party and threats to Western democracies. Rubin, who is also an MSNBC contributor, came to The Post after three years with Commentary magazine.

Lee Levine has represented media clients in libel, invasion of privacy, reporter’s privilege, access, copyright, and related First Amendment cases for more than 35 years. In the U.S. Supreme Court, he has argued for the media defendants in Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. v. Connaughton and Bartnicki v. Vopper. Lee also has litigated in the courts of more than 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Homer Moyer has been recognized as a premier lawyer in multiple international legal fields.  He has served in government as a political appointee of both political parties and has developed and guided pro bono projects that have been hailed for their global impact. He founded the CEELI Institute, a post-graduate lawyer and judicial training institution in Prague, is president of Friends of the CEELI Institute, and has served on the board of the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative since its inception.

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading international organisation of legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession.


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