Video On Demand

Gates, Mullen, Simpson, Bowles, Bell, Bixby, Rivlin & Domenici on Nat Sec & U.S. Debt

September 17, 2012 • 4:30 – 7:30 pm EDT

Part of Strengthening of America—Our Children's Future

Former Senators Sam Nunn (D-GA), Pete Domenici (R-NM), Warren Rudman (R-NH), and Evan Bayh (D-IN) invite you to join them and other former Members of Congress to the second of four forums on America’s fiscal challenge.


National Security Implications of America’s Debt


Robert Gates
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense (via Satellite)

Michael Mullen
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Bipartisan Plans to Address the Situation


Erskine Bowles
Former White House Chief of Staff; Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (via Satellite)

Pete Domenici
Former U.S. Senator (R-NM); Senior Fellow and Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force

Alan Simpson
Former U.S. Senator (R-WY); Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (via Satellite)

Alice Rivlin
Former Director of the White House
Office of Management and Budget; Co-chair, Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force

CSIS, B1 Conference Center, 1800 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

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Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future is an initiative of The Concord Coalition,
The Bipartisan Policy Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS),
the American Business Conference, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

The Steering Committee for Strengthening of America currently includes the following former members of Congress:

Howard Baker (R-TN), Bob Bennett (R-UT), David Boren (D-OK), Bill Brock (R-TN), Richard Bryan (D-NV), Mike Castle (R-DE), Jack Danforth (R-MO), Tom Davis (R-VA), Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Mickey Edwards (R-OK), Daniel Evans (R-WA), Bill Frenzel (R-MN), Dan Glickman (D-KS), Slade Gorton (R-WA), Bob Graham (D-FL), William Gray (D-PA), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Jane Harman (D-CA), J. Bennett Johnston (D-LA), Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS), David McCurdy (D-OK), Jim Nussle (R-IA), Tim Penny (D-MN), Chuck Robb (D-VA), Tim Roemer (D-IN), Alan Simpson (R-WY), Charlie Stenholm (D-TX), John Tanner (D-TN), Tom Tauke (R-IA), and Tim Wirth (D-CO).


Sam Nunn
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Nuclear Threat Initiative; and Chairman Emeritus of the Board, CSIS