Webinar: How the National Security Archive Uses the FOIA to Expand Access to Our History

  • Last Updated: March 14, 2023
  • Published: March 14, 2023

Register to attend the live training webinar, "How the National Security Archive Uses the FOIA to Expand Access to Our History."

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.

  • Speaker: Lauren Harper, Director of Public Policy and Open Government Affairs, the National Security Archive
  • Learning outcomes: Join the National Security Archive's Director of Public Policy, Lauren Harper, for a discussion of her organization's work using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to access historically significant Government documents. Harper will provide an overview of the Archive's history and biggest successes, from obtaining the Government's first official confirmation of Area 51 to the CIA's Family Jewels, as well as discuss the tool that unites all of the Archive's projects - the FOIA. Harper will also discuss the Digital National Security Archive, the Archive’s flagship publication series through ProQuest that contains more than 50 curated collections totaling well over 100,000 declassified records and that was named Choice Magazine's "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2018.

Registration confirmation information:

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Prior to the webinar:

For those participating via a desktop or laptop computer (preferred method), a WebEx plug-in must be installed (one-time only). Download instructions. Some features will not be available for users participating with a tablet or smartphone. Devices need to have a WebEx app installed from the device’s app store, which may take time. After installation, the app will ask for you to Allow or Deny permissions.