Newseum CEO to Speak at SXSW

Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst and FBI Director James Comey

CEO Jeffrey Herbst and FBI Director James Comey will discuss national security and privacy. (SXSW)

Due to scheduling conflicts keeping him in Washington, D.C., FBI Director James Comey will be unable to attend SXSW for his conversation with Newseum CEO and President Jeffrey Herbst.
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In the current political climate, balancing national security and privacy continues to be a contentious topic. Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst will sit down at SXSW with FBI Director James Comey to host a conversation about our rights under the First Amendment, particularly in this age of cybersecurity threats.

SXSW has established itself as one of the leading media and technology events in the country, bringing together diverse and cutting-edge viewpoints from across the globe. The discussion between Herbst and Comey will offer unique insights to the intersection of technology and free speech.

“The Newseum is the premier national institution that promotes the freedoms of the First Amendment and the right of free expression,” said Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst. “This year we will conduct a unique conversation examining the tensions between privacy and national security. Being able to share a high-level conversation with FBI Director James Comey and the audience in Austin will help us all understand the challenges to our rights in the age of disruption.”

SXSW is March 10 through 18 in Austin, Tex. Herbst and Comey’s conversation is Monday, March 13 at 5 p.m. at The Hilton in downtown Austin

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