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“America’s Secrets: Classified Information and our Democracy” Conference

LBJ Presidential Library, 10th Floor Atrium

Session I

8:00 am • Registration

8:25 am • Welcome

8:30 – 9:30 am • Panel 1: Scholars and Documents: A Complicated Relationship Jim Goldgeier, Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Chair, State Department Historical Advisory Committee Deborah Pearlstein, Co-Director, Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Cardozo School of Law; Member, State Department Historical Advisory Committee Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, University of Texas at Austin Sheena Greitens, Founding Director, Asia Policy Program, University of Texas at Austin Moderator: Aaron O’Connell, Director of Research, Clements Center for National Security

9:30 am – 10:30 am • Panel 2: Is Technology the Problem or the Solution? Jared Abrams, Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratories Ivan Lee, Founder & CEO, Alex Joel, Senior Project Director and Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law, American University Ezra Cohen, Former Chair, PIDB, and Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Moderator: Adam Klein, Director, Strauss Center for International Security and Law

10:30 am – 10:45 am • BREAK

Session II and Keynote

10:45 am – 11:45 am • Panel 3: Presidential Records and the National Archives Tim Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor of History and Public Policy, New York University Gary Stern, NARA General Counsel Warren Finch, Former Director, George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Mark Lawrence, Director, LBJ Presidential Library Moderator: Paul Noel Chretien, PIDB Board Member and Retired Central Intelligence Agency Officer

11:45 am – 12:30 pm • Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 pm • Declassification, Transparency, and the Importance of Section 702: A Conversation with Senator John Cornyn Moderator: Will Inboden, Executive Director, Clements Center for National Security

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm • BREAK

Session III

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm • Panel 4: The Media, Secrecy and Transparency Adam Goldman, New York Times Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press Dustin Volz, Wall Street Journal Josh Gerstein, Politico Moderator: Ben Powell, PIDB Board Member, Former DNI General Counsel

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Panel 5: The View from Government Historians and Archivists Erin Mahan, Chief Historian, Office of the Secretary of Defense Adam Howard, Director, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State John Fox, Historian, Federal Bureau of Investigation Moderator: Carter Burwell, PIDB Board Member

3:30 pm • Conference adjourns

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Sheffield Society Breakfast with Dean Chesney

Sheffield Society Breakfast with Dean Chesney

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Revisiting the Right to Assembly: A Conversation with Professor John Inazu and Dean Chesney

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)

The right to assembly has received renewed interest in recent years. Professor John Inazu (Washington University School of Law), one of the nation’s leading experts on the topic, and Dean Bobby Chesney (Texas Law) will discuss the most recent developments in the law and where it should go. 

Lunch will be offered. Please visit the link to learn more and RSVP. We hope you join us!

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THRIVING During the Job Search

TNH 2.139 (Wilson Classroom)

Friday, January 27 from 1:15-2:15pm in TNH 2.139 — Wilson Classroom. Refreshments provided.

Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion, the Career Services Office, and Dr. Maria Timm invite Thriving in Law School 1L students to learn about self-care and job search strategies that will help to minimize stress and anxiety. Those who wear their THRIVING shirts will be entered into a raffle to win an office-branded Yeti! And don’t forget: the more events you attend, the more opportunities you have for your name to be entered into the end-of-year GRAND PRIZE raffle.

Special thanks to the Thriving in Law School Founding Sponsor, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Partner Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig LLP.

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THJLP General Meeting

TNH 3.125 (Denius Classroom)

Join the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy for our first general meeting of the semester!

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