Note: The times listed above are Central Daylight Time. The event takes place at 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The First Amendment, a bedrock of our democracy, is facing challenges like never before. How severe are these tests in the digital age? Is the First Amendment strong enough to continue to protect a free press?

Washington journalists, legal scholars and media attorneys will discuss the questions they face every day about the state of the First Amendment.

Floyd AbramsFirst Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams, who represented The New York Times in the landmark Pentagon Papers case, will be our featured luncheon speaker.

Speakers include:

Journalism Panel

Peter Baker, The New York Times
Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Major Garrett, CBS News
Hadas Gold, CNN
Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
Greta Van Susteren, Voice of America
Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News

Law Panel

Chris Buskirk,
Amy Gajda, Tulane University School of Law
Ronnell Andersen Jones, University of Utah College of Law
Mary-Rose Papandrea, University of North Carolina School of Law
Charles Tobin, Ballard Spahr LLP
Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law
Kurt Wimmer, Covington & Burling LLP


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