Homeland Security


America the Vulnerable

Author: Stephen E. Flynn

Three years after September 11, the United States is still dangerously unprepared to prevent or respond to another attack on its soil. Faced with this threat, the United States should be operating on a wartime footing at home. But despite the many new security precautions that have been proposed, America's most serious vulnerabilities remain ominously exposed.

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HBO History Makers Series with Thomas J. Ridge

Speaker: Thomas J. Ridge
Presider: Joseph A. Klein

The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations. Recent speakers in the series include George Shultz, General William Fallon, and Martin Indyk.

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Homeland Security in Transition: Rebuilding Critical Infrastructure

Speaker: Everett Ehrlich
Speaker: Stephen Flynn
Speaker: Frances Townsend
Presider: Massimo Calabresi

With the Department of Homeland Security in the midst of its first presidential transition, what changes can the nation expect? President Obama’s economic stimulus plan suggests nearly 400,000 jobs would be created for critical infrastructure repair projects. How should these projects and other homeland security matters be prioritized in a new administration? Please join Everett Ehrlich, Stephen E. Flynn, and Frances Townsend to discuss these critical issues.

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Threats to The Nation's Capital: Are We Safe?

Speaker: Thomas Lockwood
Speaker: Edward Reiskin
Presider: Stephen Flynn

The nation's capital is a target-rich area by both absolute and symbolic measurements. This meeting will assess the unique threats to security in the Washington area, and the necessary responses. The discussion will evaluate steps already taken, determine what more needs to be done, identify resources, and analyze the challenges facing a coordinated response given the federal, local, and state entities involved.

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. Meeting

Please Note: Special location

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Civilian Power for Security in the 21st Century

Speaker: Maria Otero
Presider: Glenn Kessler

Please join Maria Otero to discuss progress made on implementing recommendations outlined in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review toward advancing American "civilian power."

**For information on the relative urgency and importance of competing conflict prevention demands, please see the 2012 Preventive Priorities Survey from CFR's Center for Preventive Action.**

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