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Homeland Security Policy Institute names new steering committee members
The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) has appointed 14 new steering committee members.
HSPI describes the group as a “bipartisan cadre.” It includes two former governors, a former secretary of the department of homeland security, a former ambassador to NATO, three former assistants to the president for homeland security, a former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the chiefs of the Washington, DC, police department and the Alexandria, VA, fire department, among others.
The full roster follows:
David Abshire, president and CEO, The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress; former special counselor to the president and former Ambassador to NATO;
Charles Allen, former under secretary for intelligence and analysis, DHS; former assistant director of central intelligence for collection, Central Intelligence Agency;
Clark Kent Ervin, director, Homeland Security Program, The Aspen Institute; former inspector general, DHS and Department of State;
Vince Flynn, author;
Leon Fuerth, former assistant to the vice president for National Security Affairs; research professor of international affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University;
Cathy Lanier, chief, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC;
Thomas Parker, policy director, Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights, Amnesty International USA;
R. David Paulison, former administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency;
Charles Robb, former governor and former senator of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
Thomas Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security; former governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
Adam Thiel, chief, City of Alexandria, VA, Fire Department;
Frances Fragos Townsend, former assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism;
Kenneth Wainstein, former assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism; and
Dr. John Williams, provost and vice president for health affairs, The George Washington University.