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Media Advisory: Kennedy Assassination is Topic of Kermit L. Hall Lecture

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2006)

"Open Secrets: The Kennedy Assassination and Its Lessons for Today"

A lecture by Kermit L. Hall, legal historian, member of the 1990s Assassination Records Review Board, editor of The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, and president of the University at Albany

University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
7 p.m. Reception
8 p.m. Lecture and Discussion

The Princeton Club of New York, James Madison Room
15 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th avenues)

In the 1990s, at the direction of then-President Clinton and the U.S. Senate, Kermit L. Hall and other members of the Assassination Records Review Board reviewed and released to the public documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Hall's commitment to openness in government earned him the American Library Association's James Madison Award.

Hall, a scholar of American constitutional and legal history, is the University at Albany's 17th president. He is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (Oxford University Press, 2nd revised edition, 2005), and is an internationally recognized Supreme Court expert. He has been featured on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "ABC World News Tonight," CBS Radio News, CNN, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Guardian of London, and other media outlets. He most recently co-edited, with Kevin T. McGuire, The Judicial Branch (Oxford University Press, 2005).


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