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Confronting the Challenges to America’s Homeland Security: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Joins Former US Defense Secretary William Cohen and Former Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn in the Cohen-Nunn Dialogues, Apr. 28

April 21, 2008
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* MEDIA ADVISORY *

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will join former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen and former Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn at New York University on Monday, April 28 for the second in a nationwide series of The Cohen-Nunn Dialogues. The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.

This New York City installment, entitled Preserve, Protect and Defend: The Challenges to America’s Homeland Security, will also feature Admiral James Loy, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Stephen Flynn, author of America the Vulnerable; and Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God.

New York University President John Sexton will deliver the welcoming remarks. Members of the audience, including students and press, will have the opportunity to pose questions to the discussants.

Through its Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response (CCPR), New York University is the host site of the event.

“New York University is very pleased to host this Cohen-Nunn Dialogue and the participation of Mayor Bloomberg,” said Sexton. “It’s fitting that NYU is the place for this critical discussion, since our Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response has a vital and growing role in the field of homeland security research and scholarship.”

The Cohen-Nunn Dialogues are being held around the nation and will take place throughout the U.S. presidential campaign. Secretary Cohen and Senator Nunn have organized the Dialogues to highlight the ideas of current and emerging political, media, military, business academic and community thought leaders on the seminal domestic and foreign policy issues faced by Americans. The series is co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and The Howard Gilman Foundation.

Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org or robert.polner@nyu.edu.

General Public: RSVP is required for admission. Please RSVP via E-mail efrisch@gilman.com or call (212) 408-0432 with the following details: Name, Title, Office, E-mail, Phone, and Fax. Plan on arriving early, as seating capacity is limited—seating is on a first come first served basis.

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337


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