FOIA Conference on the 2007 FOIA Amendments
Collaboration on Government Secrecy ("CGS")
American University Washington College of Law
January 16, 2008

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome and Introduction
Daniel J. Metcalfe, CGS

9:30 – 10:30

Panel # 1: Focus on New Office of Government Information Services

Gary M. Stern, General Counsel, National Archives and Records Administration
Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, National Security Archive
Rick Blum, Coordinator of the Sunshine in Government Initiative

10:30 – 10:45 Refreshment Break

10:45 – 12:00

Panel # 2: Focus on Media-Related Provisions

Pete Weitzel, Freedom of Information Coordinator, Coalition of Journalists for Open Government
Kevin M. Goldberg, Legal Counsel, American Society of Newspaper Editors
Loren A. Cochran, FOIA Service Center Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

12:00 – 12:30

Panel # 3: Legislative Perspective

Matthew L. Johnson, Chief Counsel to Sen. John Cornyn
Patrice McDermott, Director, OpenTheGovernment.org

12:30

Conclusion and Follow-up Networking

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