In the Interest of Transparency, New America Releases Email Correspondence with Barry Lynn

Press Release
Aug. 30, 2017

In order to provide greater clarity and context to the issues raised in the New York Times article dated Wednesday, August 30th, New America is releasing in its entirety email correspondence from its President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter to the former director of Open Markets, Mr. Barry Lynn.

The first email quoted in the New York Times is from June 2016, a full year ago. Subsequently, we continued to support the work of Open Markets while asking Barry to abide by institutional norms of transparency and collegiality.

The next two emails, one of which was also quoted by the New York Times today, are from this summer. They again focus on Barry's obligations to his fellow program directors and to the institution as a whole. We would not have released them as a matter of employee confidentiality, but as they were partially released by the New York Times, we are providing them in the interest of full context and transparency.