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Cyber Gridlock: Why the Public Should Care

October 01, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
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As Washington fiddles, the vulnerability of U.S. infrastructure, private and public devices and networks grows.  The U.S. has no clear, coordinated and effective policy to mitigate the complex threat. The public has no idea how vulnerable they are, and are left out of the debate.

This event is part of the National Conversation Series.

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Steve Inskeep // Moderator
    Host, Morning Edition on National Public Radio
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Past National Conversation Speakers:

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Former National Security Adviser
  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
    United States Senator
  • Michael Chertoff
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Thomas Friedman
    Columnist New York Times
  • Carlos Gutierrez
    Former Secretary of Commerce
  • Dr. Henry Kissinger
    Former Secretary of State
  • General Stanley McChrystal
    Former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
  • Brent Scowcroft
    Former US National Security Adviser
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Former Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State
  • James Zogby
    Founder and President of the Arab American Institute, Washington, D.C.

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