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Speakers Announced For March 16 Forum On Secret JFK Records

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:27
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Sunshine Week logo 2017

 “JFK at 100: State of the Records”

News Conference and Forum

Speakers

1 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017
National Press Club, Zenger Room, Washington, DC

To mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth this spring, leaders in the JFK research community are convening at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” March 16.

The purpose is to examine the past and current importance of the National Archives’ scheduled release by next October of the final batch of declassified documents further illuminating President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) has organized the news conference and forum in the spirit of Sunshine Week, celebrated by journalists nationally this week.

1 p.m. News Conference Welcome & Introduction: Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, CAPA chair, medical professor, world-renowned forensic pathologist, and author or co-author of more than books, Moderator

1:05 p.m. Keynote With Q&A

John Tunheim, Chief U.S. District Judge for MinnesotaThe Hon. John R. Tunheim, Chief U.S. District Judge for Minnesota and former chair of the congressionally-created Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB)

1:40 p.m. Research News: Expected Findings From New Documents, Q&A on Current Implications

  • Jefferson Morley, FOIA litigation expert on JFK issues, JFKFacts.org editor, author (“Our Man in Mexico,” and others), AlterNet Washington correspondent and former Washington Post reporter
  • James H. Lesar, J.D., FOIA litigation expert and president, Assassination Archives & Research Center
  • John M. Newman, Ph.D., author (“Countdown To Darkness,” “JFK and Vietnam,” and “Oswald and the CIA”), former Army intelligence officer and assistant to the National Security Agency director, and history professor at James Madison University and formerly at the University of Maryland

2:25 p.m. Break  

2:30 p.m. The Cold Facts From Forensic Evidence

  • Cyril H. Wecht, J.D., M.D., forensic pathologist, medical school professor, leader or former leader multiple medical and scientific professional societies, Allegheny County coroner for 20 years


Source: http://www.justice-integrity.org/faq/1216-speakers-announced-for-march-16-forum-on-secret-jfk-records

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