Roundtable Series on the Role of the Private Sector in Homeland Security

Staff: Stephen E. Flynn
January 11, 2005 - December 31, 2009

Prompted by the critical security challenges facing our country, and the growing need to fully engage the private sector in meeting these challenges, the Council is sponsoring the Roundtable Series on the Role of the Private Sector in Homeland Security. The series is directed by Dr. Stephen Flynn, the Council's Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies. The aim of the Roundtable is to vigorously address some of the pressing issues highlighted in Flynn's recently released book, America the Vulnerable, How Our Government is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism.

The design of the initiative is a sustained dialogue between homeland security experts and a small high-level group of decision makers from the private sector. Bringing these two groups together, the Council hopes to promote a forum for frank discussion leading to valuable insights into difficult security issues and the pursuit of solutions in the context of our present political and economic environment.

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Dangerous Seas: The Role of the U.S. Coast Guard in Building a Safer Marine Environment

Speakers Robert J. Papp Jr.Commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, U.S. Coast Guard, Robert J. Papp Jr.Commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, U.S. Coast Guard
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnIra A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnIra A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 22, 2009

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The U.S.-Canada Border: Prospects for Cooperation and Collaboration

Speakers Scott G. BorgersonInternational Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Peter NeffengerRear Admiral, Incoming Ninth District Commander, United States Coast Guard, Scott G. BorgersonInternational Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Peter NeffengerRear Admiral, Incoming Ninth District Commander, United States Coast Guard
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2008

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Homeland Security Handoff: The Department of Homeland Security and Transition 2009

Speakers Randy BeardsworthPrincipal, Olive, Edwards, & Cooper, LLC, Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Randy BeardsworthPrincipal, Olive, Edwards, & Cooper, LLC, Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 10, 2008

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America the Resilient

Speakers Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 31, 2008

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Homeland Security and the Next Administration: A View from Capitol Hill

Speakers Jessica Herrera-FlaniganStaff Director and General Counsel, House Select Committee on Homeland Security, Jessica Herrera-FlaniganStaff Director and General Counsel, House Select Committee on Homeland Security
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2007

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Disaster Preparedness: How Vulnerable Are We? A Conversation with Admiral Harvey Johnson

Speakers Harvey E. Johnson, Jr., USCGDeputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Harvey E. Johnson, Jr., USCGDeputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 7, 2007

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The Next Attack: The State of the Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland

Speakers Henry CrumptonDistinguished Fellow, East-West Institute, Former Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State, Henry CrumptonDistinguished Fellow, East-West Institute, Former Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 18, 2007

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Shrinking the Targets

Speakers Charles PerrowYale University, Charles PerrowYale University
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations
June 11, 2007

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Terrorism and the Homegrown Threat

Speakers Michael L. AlexanderStaff Director, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Brandon MilhornStaff Director, Chief Counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Michael L. AlexanderStaff Director, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Brandon MilhornStaff Director, Chief Counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations
April 10, 2007

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Edge of Disaster

Speakers Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 15, 2007 7:45–9:15 a.m.

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

Speakers Robert B. StephanAssistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alfonso Martinez-Fonts Jr.Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Robert B. StephanAssistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alfonso Martinez-Fonts Jr.Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 18, 2007 7:45–9:15 a.m.

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Disaster Response

Speakers Robert BlockHomeland Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal, Robert BlockHomeland Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
Presiders Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. FlynnJeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 3, 2006 7:45–9:15 a.m.

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Special Briefing on the Private Sector and the Global War on Terror

Speakers Henry CrumptonCoordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State, Henry CrumptonCoordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
Presiders Stephen E. Flynn, Stephen E. Flynn
February 15, 2006

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Working Session on the Draft Special Report

Presiders Stephen E. Flynn, Stephen E. Flynn
January 17, 2006

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Energy Security Working Group

Speakers Daniel H. Yergin, Daniel H. Yergin
Presiders Stephen E. Flynn, Stephen E. Flynn
December 15, 2005

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Emergency Preparedness Working Group

Speakers Joseph PfeiferFire Department of New York, Joseph PfeiferFire Department of New York
Presiders Stephen E. Flynn, Stephen E. Flynn
November 11, 2005

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