Homeland Security's Wicked Problems: Developing a Research Agenda for Homeland Security

November 12, 2009 • 2:00 – 9:00 pm EST

Schedule:

(9:00 a.m.)
REGISTRATION

(9:30-10:30 a.m.)
WELCOME AND KEYNOTE REMARKS

Frances Fragos Townsend 
Partner, Baker Botts, L.L.P., and former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism 

(10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Panel 1 – NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS / CREATING A CULTURE OF PREPAREDNESS

Irwin Redlener, M.D. 
Director,
National Center for Disaster Preparedness,
Columbia University

Kathy Settle 
Deputy Director - Local Response Capability,
Civil Contingencies Secretariat,
Cabinet Office,
United Kingdom

RADM John F. Sigler, USN (Ret) 
Deputy Director,
Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

Moderated by:
Rick “Ozzie” Nelson 
Senior Fellow,
International Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies 

LUNCH [Capitol Hill Restaurants offer attendees a wide variety of cuisines]

(2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Panel 2 – INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Lt. Col. Mark C. Bour, ANG
Chief,
Europe/Africa Branch National Guard Bureau J53,
International Affairs Division

Alistair Millar 
Director,
Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Michael Mohr 
Homeland Security Liaison,
Embassy of Sweden

Moderated by:
Frank J. Cilluffo 
Director,
Homeland Security Policy Institute

SCREENING OF 33 Minutes  DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION

Date: November 13, 2009

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(9:00 a.m.)
REGISTRATION

(9:30-11:00 a.m.)
Panel 3 – COMMUNICATING DURING CRISIS: ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CAPABILITIES

Jonathan Thompson 
Executive Vice President,
Systems Media Group,
and former Director for External Affairs,
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Kimberly Dozier 
CBS News Correspondent

Matt Armstrong 
Armstrong Strategic Insights Group

Moderated by:
Professor Dennis Murphy 
Professor of Information in Warfare,
United States Army War College,
Center for Strategic Leadership

(11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Panel 4 – TACKLING RECOVERY

Mark Debosier 
Deputy Director,
Disaster Recovery Division,
State of Louisiana

Dennis Schrader 
Former Deputy Administrator,
National Preparedness Directorate,
FEMA,
and President,
DRS International

Moderated by:
Matt A. Mayer 
President,
The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions,
and Visiting Fellow,
The Heritage Foundation 

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Join us for the Fourth Annual Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security in America to be held this year at The Heritage Foundation.  As you can see from our agenda, two days of fast-paced conversation and hard-hitting reviews of America’s most pressing homeland security policy dilemmas and research problems are planned.  Plus, you won’t want to miss a special screening of 33 Minutes, a Heritage production on protecting America in the new missile age.