On November 6, 2017 the Institute for Strategic Research and Education – ISIE in cooperation with the United States Embassy to Macedonia has a organized a Meeting with civil society organizations “Whistleblower Protection Law and Civil Society” at the American Corner.

The interested parties from the civil society had the honor to meet Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project – Washington. Tom has assisted over 5,000 whistleblowers in defending themselves against retaliation and in making real differences on behalf of the public – such as shuttering accident-prone nuclear power plants, rebuffing industry ploys to deregulate government meat inspection, blocking the next generation of the bloated and porous “Star Wars” missile defense systems. He has been a leader in the campaigns to pass or defend 20 major national or international whistleblower laws, including every one enacted over the last two decades. Tom has also served as “Whistleblower Ambassador” in over a dozen nations on trips sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Tom has authored or co-authored numerous books, including 2011′s The Corporate Whistleblowers Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth, Courage Without Martyrdom: The Whistleblower’s Survival Guide. Tom is a Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of Georgetown University, earned his J.D. from the Antioch School of Law, and sits on the boards of the Disaster Accountability Project and Berrett Koehler Authors Cooperative.

The civil society representatives have discussed the potentials for implementation of foreign experiences in the Macedonian society.

The program for the event could be downloaded here.

Media coverage of the event could be accessed here.