A military analyst with the RAND Corporation and employee of both the Defense and State Departments, Ellsberg became an opponent of the war in Vietnam and came to national attention in the late 1960s for his role in releasing the Pentagon Papers. In 1980, Ellsberg came to UMass Amherst at the invitation of the university’s Distinguished Visitors Program to speak in support the Nuclear Freeze initiative on the state ballot.
Daniel Ellsberg Distinguished Visitors Program lecture, part 1 [Download]
Daniel Ellsberg lecture, part 2 [Download]
Daniel Ellsberg lecture, part 3 [Download]