A HSPI Policy & Research Forum Series Event
by the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, HSPI and CSIS hosted a discussion featuring Senator Joseph Lieberman, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. During his distinguished Senate career, Senator Lieberman has been at the forefront of a range of national and homeland security issues and challenges. He championed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and has played a leadership role on counterterrorism policy and efforts to increase U.S. investment in defense and transform our armed forces to better meet the threats of the 21st century. Senator Lieberman looked back and ahead, addressing key past events as well as homeland security challenges for the future.
The Hon. Joseph Lieberman
Chairman, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Frank J. Cilluffo
Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute
Rick "Ozzie" Nelson
Director, Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Program & Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senator Lieberman is Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Airland and sits on the Personnel and Seapower Subcommittees; and the Small Business Committee.
Senator Lieberman's reputation is based on a long and distinguished record. He is one of Congress's most influential voices on security issues. He was the Senate's leading champion of legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security to better protect the nation from terrorist attacks. He has been at the forefront of efforts not only to increase our investment in defense, but to transform our armed forces to better meet the threats of the 21st Century.
He received his bachelor's degree from Yale College in 1964 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. Senator Lieberman was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1970 and served there for ten years, including the last six as Majority Leader. In 1980, he returned to private legal practice for two years, and from 1983 through 1988, he served as Connecticut's 21st Attorney General. Senator Lieberman was first elected to the United States Senate in 1988. On January 19, 2011, in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut, Senator Lieberman announced his plan to retire from the United States Senate at the end of his fourth term.