Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to Keynote Travel Promotion & National Security Conference at CSIS
June 18, 2012
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and the International Security Program will co-host a half day conference entitled “Promoting Travel while Protecting National Security.” The agenda is below.
Tuesday, June 19
B1 Conference Center
CSIS 1800 K. St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:00 – 1:30pm: Registration
1:30 – 2:40pm: Panel 1: The Economics of Travel:
Honorable C. Stewart Verdery, Jr.
CSIS Senior Associate and former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Border and Transportation Security Policy
Acting Director, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce
President, International Association of Exhibitions and Events
President and CEO, Destination DC
Vice President of Marketing, Saks Fifth Avenue
2:55 – 3:10pm: The Way Forward: Increasing Travel While Ensuring Security
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
3:25 – 4:25pm: Panel 2: Encouraging Travel by Streamlining Visa Processing
Rick “Ozzie” Nelson
Director, CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program
David T. Donahue
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services
COO and Executive Vice President, US Travel Association
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, U.S. Economic Competitiveness, U.S. Trade Policy, Visa and Immigration Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
4:30 – 5:30pm: Panel 3: Expanding the Visa Waiver Program
Senior Policy Advisor, Patton Boggs LLP
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs, Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security
Legislative Assistant, Senator Barbara Mikulski
Senior Director, Steptoe & Johnson and former Director of the Visa Waiver Program, Department of Homeland Security
First Counselor and Head of Political Section, Embassy of the Republic of Poland
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