On the upcoming 50th anniversary of the publication of Warren Commission report in September 1964, not one but two conferences in the Washington DC area will take a close look at the report and its account of JFK’s assassination, which most Americans do not believe is accurate.
The Assassinations Archives Research Center is sponsoring, “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures” at the Bethesda Hyatt, in Bethesda, Maryland on September 25-28.
Many noted authorities have committed to speak at the conference, including Russ Baker; Prof. G. Robert Blakey; Jim D’Eugenio; Marie Fonzi; Robert Groden; Dan Hardway, JD; Prof. David Kaiser; Prof. Joan Mellen; Prof. John Newman; Dr. Randolph Robertson; Prof. Peter Dale Scott; Dr. Wayne Smith; Tony Summers; Dr. Donald Thomas; Prof. Ernst Titovets, MD, PhD; Lamar Waldron, Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, and yours truly.
I will be speaking about the Warren Commission’s role in the ascendancy of what Bob Woodward calls “the secret world” of the national security agencies.
The JFK Historical Group is sponsoring “The Warren Report 50 Years Later: A Critical Examination,” at the Crowne Plaza East Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.
Ed Tatro, Doug Horne, Phil Nelson, Russ Baker, Gary Powers Jr., Peter Janney, James Wagenvoord (former Life magazine editor and current whistleblower), Rick Russo, (a key Nigel Turner consultant), and Gerald McKnight are among those that have agreed to give presentations.
The organizers of both conferences erred, I think, in not joining forces and holding one conference. As the historical record of Kennedy’s assassination grows more complete, we need consensus, not conflict, about the shortcomings of the official investigation.
That said, I think both conferences will be worthwhile. I hope to hear the presentations of Wagenvoord and Horne.