10:45 Am Panel to Examine Federal Response to Katrina

New York University and the Center for National Policy will co-host an event, “Securing America in the 21st Century,” which will examine the effectiveness of the war on terror, the implementation of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, and the implications of the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Information on event below

The Center for National Policy
Securing America in the 21st Century
September 9, 2005
New York University, Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY

This event, co-sponsored by the Center for National Policy and NYU, will assess the implementation of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, and offer new ideas on the most effective way to wage war on terrorism. Please review the tentative agenda below.

8:45-9:00: OPENING: John Sexton, President, New York University; Mary Fetchet, Executive Director, Voices of September 11th ; Tim Roemer, President, Center for National Policy & Former 9/11 Commissioner

9:00-10:30: TARGETING THE TERRORISTS: Intelligence Reform: Where are we? Rand Beers, Harvard; John Gannon, former staffer, House Homeland Security Committee

10:45-12:15: PROTECTING THE HOMELAND: First Responder Funding, Congressional Reform, Vulnerability Assessment, Nuclear Risk Reduction: James Carafano, Heritage Foundation; Norm Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute; Leonard Spector, Monterey Institute of International Studies

12:30-1:30 Keynote: Defense Transformation; John Lehman, Former 9/11 Commissioner; Follow-up discussion w/ Michele Flournory, CSIS & Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings

1:45-3:15: PREVENTING THE RISE OF FUTURE TERRORISTS: Perceptions of America: Rachel Bronson, Council on Foreign Relations; Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland; Mustafa Tlili, World Policy Institute

3:30-4:00 CONCLUSION: Remarks by Rep. Carolyn Maloney & Rep. Chris Shays

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