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June 24, 2005

Third and Fourth 9/11 Public Discourse Panels
Convene on June 27-28

The 9/11 Public Discourse Project (the nonprofit successor organization to the 9/11 Commission) will hold a panel discussion Monday, June 27, 2005, on the subject of "Terrorism and WMD," and another on Tuesday, June 28, on the subject of "Securing the Homeland." Both panels will take place in the 6th floor auditorium of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The June 27th and 28th panels are the third and fourth in a series of public events the 9/11 Public Discourse Project has scheduled to examine progress made in implementing recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report. Topics of subsequent panels in the series, entitled "The 9-11 Commission Report: The Unfinished Agenda," include: Congressional Reform, Civil Liberties and Security, and Foreign Policy.

Timothy J. Roemer, a member of the 9/11 Commission, and a former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, will chair the June 27th panel, which will be co-sponsored by the Center for National Policy. He will be joined by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, now Co-Chairman and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative; Steven Brill, Founder and Chairman of the America Prepared Campaign; Ashton Carter, Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government; Leonard Spector, Deputy Director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute for International Studies; and Juliette Kayyem, Acting Executive Director for Research of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Bob Kerrey, a member of the 9/11 Commission, and a former United States Senator from Nebraska, will chair the June 28th panel. He will be joined by Clark Kent Ervin, former Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security; C. Stewart Verdery, former Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, Border and Transportation Security Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Stephen Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and author of America the Vulnerable; and John Mintz, Staff Writer at The Washington Post.

Monday, June 27, and Tuesday, June 28

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 6th floor auditorium
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Click here for a map and directions.

Inquiries: Al Felzenberg 202-236-4878
Media Registration: Adam Klein 202-776-9085