9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton to Announce New Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Homeland Security Project

Monday, April 9, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton will announce the new members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Homeland Security Project this Thursday, April 12, at an event in Washington.

Following the announcement, a panel of distinguished counterterrorism experts will examine the domestic nature of terrorist threats originating in Iran, including actions the U.S. can take to better prevent and respond to transnational terrorism.

Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center; John Cohen, deputy counterterrorism coordinator at the Department of Homeland Security; Georgetown University’s Bruce Hoffman; John Gannon, former deputy director for intelligence at the CIA; and former Congressman Christopher Carney will participate in the discussion moderated by Rob Strayer, director of BPC’s Homeland Security Project.

Governor Kean and Congressman Hamilton, as well as the panelists, will take questions from the audience and be available for interviews following the event.

The event is open to press, but space is limited. If you’re interested in attending and/or scheduling interviews with any of the participants, please contact Ashley Clark at aclark@bipartisanpolicy.org.

WHO:

Tom Kean, Former Governor from New Jersey; Co-chair, 9/11 Commission; Co-chair, BPC Homeland Security Project
Lee Hamilton, Former Representative from Indiana; Co-chair, 9/11 Commission; Co-chair, BPC Homeland Security Project Michael Leiter, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center
John Cohen, Deputy Counterterrorism Coordinator, DHS
Bruce Hoffman, Professor, Georgetown University
John Gannon, Former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA
Christopher Carney, Former Representative from Pennsylvania
Rob Strayer, Director, BPC Homeland Security Project

WHAT:

Relaunch of BPC’s Homeland Security Project
Followed by a panel discussion: Protecting the U.S. Homeland Against the Threat from Iran

WHERE:

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000, 10th floor
Washington, DC 20005

WHEN:

Thursday, April 12, 2012
10:30-11:30AM

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Ashley Clark
(202) 637-1456
aclark@bipartisanpolicy.org

2012-04-09 00:00:00