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2002 FOI Day conference: Agenda

02.26.02

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  • Speakers' bios

  • National FOI Day resources page

    8:00 a.m.
    Continental breakfast

    8:30 a.m.
    Welcome

  • Introductions

    Opening Address: History Denied: Restricting Access to Presidential Records

    • Richard Reeves, historian, author, syndicated columnist

    9:15 a.m.
    Panel Discussion: Access Denied: Prudent Policy or Information Lockdown?

    • Moderator: Ken Paulson, First Amendment Center

    • Patrice McDermott, American Library Association

    • Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists

    • Dan Metcalfe, Department of Justice

    • Carl Stern, George Washington University

    10:15 a.m.
    Release of New Report: Homefront Confidential: Does Security Require Secrecy?

    • Presenter: Lucy Dalglish, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

    FOI Updates

    10:45 a.m.
    Panel Discussion: Disclosure Denied: Limiting the Damage From Leaks

    • Moderator: John Podesta, Georgetown University School of Law

    • Frank Sesno, former CNN Washington bureau chief

    • Scott Armstrong, Information Trust

    • Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

    • Timothy R. Sample, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    11:45 a.m.
    BREAK

    Noon
    LUNCH — FEG Dining Room

    12:45 p.m.
    James Madison Awards

    • Presenter: John W. Berry, American Library Association

    • Response: Kassy Benson, John E. Moss Foundation

    1:00 p.m.
    Keynote Address: Reflections of a Former Government Insider

    • Steven Garfinkel, former director, Information Security Oversight Office

    1:45 p.m.
    Adjournment

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