U.S. National Security Events

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta
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Defense Priorities: Today and Tomorrow with Secretary Leon Panetta

October 11, 2011 // 1:00pm2:15pm
We must not reduce our readiness or ability to perform essential missions, said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in his first U.S. policy speech at The Wilson Center, but in our current fiscal environment it is imperative to scrutinize for savings.
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"Rogue States" and the United States: A Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Vice President for Programs and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center Robert Litwak answers some of the biggest questions surrounding the relationship between today's "Rogue States" (North Korea, Libya, Iran) and the United States.
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“Rogue States” and the United States: An Historical Perspective

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
What are the implications for the ongoing challenges to international order and American security posed by states such as Iran and North Korea? How can states that egregiously violate international norms be reintegrated into the “family” or “community” of nations?
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The National Conversation--9/11: The Next Ten Years

September 12, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Top experts from Congress, the intelligence community, the media and academia joined together in an event moderated by the Washington Post's David Ignatius to examine how the threat is changing and how homeland security, military, and intelligence strategies should evolve to deal with it.
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Border Security Challenges After 9/11: A Conversation With Three Commissioners of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 09, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
International Security Studies
Commissioner Alan Bersin of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) joins former commissioners Robert Bonner and Ralph Basham in a discussion of border security since 9/11. This roundtable, facilitated by Professor Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University, will examine how the federal government consolidated border security into one CBP in 2003 and how threats to the nation’s homeland have evolved over the last decade.
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Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons From U.S. and Japanese Assistance

July 20, 2011 // 8:30am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This symposium celebrates the development of Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance. Several contributors discuss lessons for development and security practitioners on the roles of natural resource management in conflict and peacebuilding; lessons on conflict dynamics and power structures in post-conflict situations; and, development challenges in post-conflict natural resource management programs.
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Backdraft: Minimizing Conflict in Climate Change Responses

July 18, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Efforts to address climate change through mitigation and adaptation often fail to include analysis of the conflict or peacebuilding potential of such actions.

Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response

June 21, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This panel discussion addresses the impacts of slow-onset and rapid-onset climate-related disasters on the U.S. government's international humanitarian and disaster response systems, including both civilian and military capacity, as identified in the new Oxfam and CNA report, "An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response."

Red, White, and Green? Environmental Security Threats and Sustainability Opportunities (OFFSITE)

June 10, 2011 // 7:30am9:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environment and energy issues pose both threats and opportunities no matter where you sit. Leading experts discuss how two critical American actors are tackling these challenges: the business community and the U.S. military.

Securing North America: A Discussion of the Canada First Defense Strategy

June 03, 2011 // 10:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Lieutenant-General Walter Semianiw, Commander of Canada Command, offered an overview of the Canada First Defense Strategy and the Canadian Forces’ efforts to better secure the Canadian homeland.

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