Chuck Robb Moderates Panel on Homeland Security

Posted: October 16, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ashleigh Puryear

Today, the work of those charged with securing this nation continues with much of the burden falling on the shoulders of those who are known as “first responders,” including police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Charles Robb, distinguished professor of law and public policy and a former Virginia governor and U.S. senator, will moderate a discussion on this topic by a panel of homeland security experts and practitioners tonight.

The discussion, “Homeland Security and the Impact on Metro Washington: First Responders,” is held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Original Building, Room 329, on the Arlington Campus. Co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy and the School of Law, this is the second in a series of law and public policy discussions to be held this fall at the university. The event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community.

The panel includes Terrance Gainer, U.S. Capitol police chief; Jeanne Meserve, homeland security correspondent for CNN; and Amy Smithson, biological terrorism expert at the Washington-based Stimson Center. The panelists will share their first-hand accounts, varied experiences, and current concerns with developments in homeland security.

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