Homeland Security

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Remarks on Homeland Security

Author: George Bush
Council on Foreign Relations

President Bush says, since September 11th, his administration has “taken unprecedented steps to defend the homeland, to increase security, and to give our brave first responders the tools they need to deal with a terrorist attack,” and that the recommendations of the 9/11Commission will help it do more.

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A Conversation with Thomas J. Ridge (Audio)

Speaker: Thomas J. Ridge
Presider: Joseph A. Klein
Former Homeland Security Secretary Thomas J. Ridge discusses his experiences as the first leader of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as other lessons from his career.

This session was part of the HBO History Makers Series.

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Organized Crime and Transnational Threats (Audio)

Speakers: David Holiday, William F. Wechsler, and Lee S. Wolosky
Introductory Speaker: James M. Lindsay
Presider: Stanley S. Arkin

Listen to experts discuss organized crime including the circumstances under which criminal activities constitute a threat to national security.

This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation, and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.

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Local and National Policy Responses to Organized Crime (Audio)

Speakers: Ramon Garza Barrios and Rodrigo Pardo García-Peña
Presider: Andrew D. Selee

Listen to the mayor of Nuevo Laredo and the former Colombian foreign minister discuss steps Mexico and Colombia are taking to control organized crime in their countries.

This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation,  and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.

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Regional and Multilateral Responses to Organized Crime (Audio)

Speakers: Adam Isacson and Francisco Thoumi
Presider: Shannon K. O'Neil

Listen to experts analyze the greater roles regional and multilateral organizations, such as the Organization of American States and the United Nations, can play in controlling organized crime.

This session was part of the CFR symposium, Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?, undertaken in collaboration with the Latin American Program and Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation, Tinker Foundation, and a grant from the Robina Foundation for CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program.

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CFR Symposium: The International and the Domestic - Latin America and U.S. Policies and Politics, Session Two, Immigration (Audio)

Speakers: Edward Alden and Thomas F. McLarty III
Presider: Hector Tobar

Listen to experts discuss U.S. immigration policies, their effects on Latin America and national security concerns, and how immigration reform might occur in the next administration.

This symposium was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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State and Local Officials Conference Call with Stephen E. Flynn

Speaker: Stephen E. Flynn
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Stephen E. Flynn, the Council's Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies, discuss America's infrastructure vulnerability and its homeland security implications as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.

Learn more about CFR's State and Local Officials Initiative.

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