FIRST ANNUAL FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION DAY CELEBRATION

Collaboration on Government Secrecy ("CGS")
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Room 603

March 17, 2008

Agenda

8:30 a.m.Check-in/Registration
9:00 a.m.Welcome and Introduction
Daniel J. Metcalfe, CGS
9:10 a.m.Keynote Presentation
Robert Vaughn, Professor, Washington College of Law
9:30 a.m.Special Presentation
James R. Rettig, President-elect, American Library Association
9:45 a.m.Enactment of the 2007 FOIA Amendments -- and Beyond

Lydia Kay Griggsby, Counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy
Matthew L. Johnson, Counsel to Senator John Cornyn
Anna Laitin, Legislative Assistant to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman
11:00 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m.International Transparency: A Growing Anti-Corruption Field

William G. Ferroggiaro, Policy Counsel, International Sustainable Systems Research Center,
     and former FOI Coordinator, National Security Archive
Nathaniel Heller, Managing Director, Global Integrity
Laura Neuman, Assistant Director, Americas Program, and Access to Information Project Manager,
     The Carter Center
Thomas M. Susman, Partner, Ropes & Gray (moderator)
12:15 p.m.Luncheon -- Room TBD
Speaker: Hon. Royce C. Lamberth, United States District Court Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
2:00 p.m.Pseudosecrecy: Agency Use of "Safeguarding Labels"

William T. Kammer, Chief, Freedom of Information Policy Office, Department of Defense
William H. Leary, Senior Director, National Security Council
Sean Moulton, Director, Federal Information Policy, OMB Watch
3:00 p.m.Use of the State Secrets Privilege

Amanda Frost, Professor, Washington College of Law
Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, National Security Archive (moderator)
Freddi Lipstein, former senior appellate attorney, Department of Justice
Matthew Miner, Counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Arlen Specter

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