5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meeting
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Book Signing
Stephen Flynn's book, The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation warns that the United States has become a brittle nation, needlessly exposing Americans and their way of life to catastrophic risk in the face of the ongoing threat of terrorism and natural disasters. On the day of his book's release, join Commander Flynn for a discussion of how building a resilient nation at home must complement American efforts to confront threats abroad.
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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Tim Starks and Seth Stern of Congressional Quarterly argue that after nearly a full decade into the war on terrorism the United States still lacks a legal framework for what is widely seen as the top national security threat of the modern era.
This Foreign Policy survey of terrorism experts concludes that nine years after America launched full-scale war on terror, the nation appears only "marginally more secure."
A survey of more than 3,400 active and retired officers says the U.S. force is stretched dangerously thin and the country is ill-prepared for the next fight.
The ACLU discusses the need for a public health -- not a law enforcement/national security -- approach to preparing the country for a pandemic.
RAND looks at the preparedness of state and local officials in the U.S. to handle homeland security emergencies.
This is a report summarizing a conference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Strategy Institute in April 2006 that discussed how policymakers should prepare for heightened risk from both natural and human disasters.
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Jagdish N. Bhagwati argues in favor of reinstating ROTC at Columbia.
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Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
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