The New York State Archives Partnership Trust and the Albany Law School’s Government Law Center are sponsoring a two-day event focused on the need for effective record keeping by elected government executives. Entitled Documenting Leadership: A Symposium on Public Executive Records in the 21st Century, the program is designed to explore the importance of the records generated by governors and other high ranking elected public executives, such as presidents, attorneys general, and mayors. The symposium will be held on the Albany Law School campus, New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY on May 20-21.
Panelists for the program are coming from throughout the nation and represent government, the media, academe, and law. Among the presenters will be former U.S. Attorney General and former Governor of Pennsylvania Richard Thornburgh, nationally renowned Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith, and former NYS Comptroller Ned Regan.
Session topics include:
– Public Policy and the Public Interest
– Transparency, Executive Records, and the Media
– Executive Records: Access and Disclosure
– Access in the Digital Age; and Executive Records as Legacy
The event is free and open to the public. To register, go to www.albanylaw.edu/executiverecords/