“The purpose of the AARC is to obtain, preserve, and disseminate information on political assassinations… The founding fathers of this country were profoundly interested in history and its impact, and they understood that in order to be their own governors a people must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives. We have been, and are being, deprived of that power.” Jim Lesar
Alan Dale: Kickoff and Introduction of AARC President James Lesar: “Why This Conference Matters”
Jerry Policoff: Historical Background and Conference Preview
Andrew Kreig: “Current Implications of JFK Assassination Cover-Up”
Alan Dale: “What We Now Know that the Warren Commission Didn’t Know”
James H. “Jim” Lesar, J.D.: A Freedom of Information Act attorney, Washington, D.C.; President, Assassination Archives and Research Center(AARC), a nonprofit organization that obtains, preserves, and disseminates information on political assassinations, especially the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On behalf of the AARC, he testified before three Congressional committees in support of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, which was unanimously passed by Congress and signed into law. He has litigated over 200 FOIA cases in federal district and appellate courts setting several important precedents.
Jerry Policoff: Has been an active member of the JFK assassination research community since 1966 when he was a 19-year-old college student. He made his living in broadcast advertising sales and sales management for more than 40 years while researching and writing about the JFK assassination in his spare time. He has specialized in the role of the media in reporting on the various political assassinations. He has been published in three book anthologies, The New York Times, The Washington Star, New Times (for whom he covered the House Select Committee on Assassinations, breaking several exclusive news stories), The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Gallery Magazine, The Realist and others. He has appeared in a documentary on the subject and on several television news programs, including the MacNeil Lehrer Report as a journalist for New Times. He was the first to break the story – in New Times — that acoustics analysis performed for the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) determined that shots had been fired from the front, establishing at least two gunmen and a conspiracy.
Andrew Kreig, M.S.L., J.D.: An investigative reporter, attorney, and editor of the non-partisan Justice Integrity Project. His latest book, “Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters,” has an introduction by Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, who will also be presenting at our conference. He holds degrees from Yale Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and Cornell University, and is AARC’s development and communications director for outreach. Author of a “Readers Guide” to key JFK-assassination-related books, films, events and organizations, he focuses on the importance of the assassination to today’s government and politics.
Alan Dale: will introduce speakers and moderate panels at the conference. He is the host of JFK Lancer: Conversations, an on-line interview program featuring in-depth discussions with prominent authors, historical researchers, and notable personalities associated with the study of President Kennedy’s assassination. http://www.jfklancer.com/audioconversations.html
He is a full-time professional jazz musician and band leader, a lifetime student of American history whose parents were active as supporters and volunteers in the political campaigns of John and Robert Kennedy. He is the administrator of jfkessentials.com
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