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Homeland Security: The White House Plan Explained and Examined

Richard A. Falkenrath, special assistant to President Bush for homeland security and senior director for policy and plans, will present a broad overview of the administration’s strategy for homeland security in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Falkenrath also will address legislative issues Congress still must resolve related to the proposed establishment of a new Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security, such as whether to give the department’s executives flexibility on personnel matters and whether to include intelligence analysis in its responsibilities.

A panel of Brookings and outside experts will comment on Falkenrath’s presentation and discuss the organizational, economic and political challenges the administration faces.





James B. Steinberg

Former Brookings Expert

University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law - Maxwell School, Syracuse University


Peter R. Orszag

Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Managing Director, and Global Co-Head of Healthcare - Lazard


Philip Zelikow

White Burkett Miller Professor of History - University of Virginia

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