National Security and the First Amendment: A Conversation with FBI Director James B. Comey

December 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
This program is invitation-only. See below for information on how you can attend this event.
National Security and the First Amendment: A Conversation with FBI Director James B. Comey @ Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

To mark the opening of the new exhibit “Inside Today’s FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror,” Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst will interview FBI Director James B. Comey on national security and the First Amendment.

The special evening program will highlight the ongoing challenge of combating terrorism and cybercrime.

Comey was sworn in as the seventh FBI director in September 2013. Prior to becoming director, he was general counsel for investment fund Bridgewater and Associates, and general counsel and senior vice president for defense contractor Lockheed Martin. From 2003 to 2005, he was deputy attorney general at the Justice Department.

“Inside Today’s FBI” goes behind the scenes of the bureau to explore how crime and crime-fighting have evolved in the post-9/11 age. As the nation’s top crime-fighting force embarks on its second century, the exhibit explores how the FBI detects and disrupts terrorists both at home and abroad, and thwarts powerful cyber criminals who steal data and money.

Members of the Newseum’s Friends of the First Amendment Society and Corporate Engagement Program have been invited to this exclusive program and a VIP reception where they will have a chance to explore the exhibit. To secure an invitation for two by joining the Friends Society at the $1,000 level, please contact Ryan Merkel at or 202/292-6294. For information on corporate invitations, contact Kris Goler at 202/292-6283 or

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is the presenting sponsor of “National Security and the First Amendment”


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