[govinfo] Fw: Upcoming DC event on new FOIA amendments

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OpenThe Gov Partners" <opengovpartners@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, FEN <fen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:19:15 -0500

FYI. This is next Wednesday at the American University Law School.

Patrice McDermott, Director
1742 Connecticut Ave NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20009
202.332.OPEN (6736)

From: Hannah Bergman [mailto:hannah.haley@xxxxxxxxx]
To: FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:02:38 -0500
Subject: Upcoming DC event on new FOIA amendments

Hi all -  
On Wednesday Jan. 16, the Collaboration on Government Secrecy at American 
University/Washington College of Law will hold a program on the FOIA Amendments 
that were just signed into law.    
Everyone in the DC area is welcome.  It's free and they'll be snacks.  Feel 
free to email me with any questions.  
For more info on CGS, etc. see 
Hannah Bergman  
Dean's Fellow for Prof. Dan Metcalfe, WCL  
FOIA Community Conference on the FOIA Amendments of 2007  

9:00 am - 12:30 pm   


This program will be the first anywhere to address the 2007 Freedom of 
Information Act Amendments, which were signed into law on December 31. It will 
cover all of the amendments' provisions, including several that took effect 
immediately upon enactment, with particular focus on their creation of the 
Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records 
Administration. Speakers will include:    

* Gary M. Stern, General Counsel, National Archives and Records Administration  
* Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, National Security Archive   
* Pete Weitzel, Freedom of Information Coordinator, the Coalition of 
Journalists for Open Government   
* Loren A. Cochran, FOIA Service Center Director for the Reporters Committee 
for Freedom of the Press   
* Rick Blum, Coordinator of the Sunshine in Government Initiative   
* Kevin M. Goldberg, Legal Counsel for the American Society of Newspaper 


The program will be conducted by WCL's new Collaboration on Government Secrecy, 
the first academic center of its kind established at any law school in the 
United States.     

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