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.

Publications

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

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

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Robert J. Papp Jr., Commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, U.S. Coast Guard
May 22, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Scott G. Borgerson, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Peter Neffenger, Rear Admiral, Incoming Ninth District Commander, United States Coast Guard
May 7, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Randy Beardsworth, Principal, Olive, Edwards, & Cooper, LLC, Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
March 10, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

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America the Resilient

Speaker:

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Staff Director and General Counsel, House Select Committee on Homeland Security
December 12, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Harvey E. Johnson, Jr., USCG, Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
November 7, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

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

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Henry Crumpton, Distinguished Fellow, East-West Institute, Former Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
September 18, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Shrinking the Targets

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Charles Perrow, Yale University
June 11, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Terrorism and the Homegrown Threat

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Michael L. Alexander, Staff Director, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Brandon Milhorn, Staff Director, Chief Counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
April 10, 2007

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Edge of Disaster

Speaker:

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Robert B. Stephan, Assistant 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
January 18, 2007 7:45-9:15 a.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Disaster Response

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Robert Block, Homeland Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
November 3, 2006 7:45-9:15 a.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

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

Speaker:

Henry Crumpton, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn
February 15, 2006

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Working Session on the Draft Special Report

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn
January 17, 2006

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Energy Security Working Group

Speaker:

Daniel H. Yergin

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn
December 15, 2005

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Emergency Preparedness Working Group

Speaker:

Joseph Pfeifer, Fire Department of New York

Presider:

Stephen E. Flynn
November 11, 2005

This meeting is not for attribution.

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