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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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