6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

CANCELLED: The Evolution of Threats to U.S. Homeland Security – A Conversation with Chairman Michael McCaul

This event is cancelled but will be rescheduled. 

In the 17 years since 9/11, America has faced new threats from international terrorists, rogue states and rising powers, cyber criminals, human traffickers, transnational gangs, and natural disasters. There are few people in Congress who understand this evolving threat landscape more than current House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul.

As head of the Committee since 2013, McCaul has seen the rise of ISIS and the fall of the Caliphate, while working closely with U.S. law enforcement to tackle domestic threats and problems along the southern border. The Chairman has witnessed firsthand the tragic consequences of a series of bombings that targeted his hometown of Austin and the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

During his Chairmanship, House Homeland Security – named the “hardest working Committee in Congress” by Politico – has produced legislation to strengthen U.S. aviation and port security, enhance cybersecurity, protect elections, assist with disaster response, and secure national borders. McCaul has also prioritized bipartisanship as a way to strengthen national security.

Please join us for a conversation with Chairman McCaul and Wilson Center President Jane Harman, as they discuss the Committee’s accomplishments and what U.S. national security leaders should focus on for the future. Harman served nine terms in Congress, including eight years on the Homeland Security Committee, where she chaired the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment (2008-2011).

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