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International Homeland Security

10 May 2006, 8:15 to 16:15

HSR generic imageThis new annual RUSI conference focused on examining key measures taken at the national and international levels.  A comparative evaluation of state responses to homeland security issues, it gave an overview of the specific threats and policy options.

Keynote Speakers:

The Rt Hon The Lord Goldsmith QC, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Attorney General, United Kingdom Click Here

Examining the need for specific anti-terrorism legislation and the place of UK legislation in an international effort to counter terrorism

Ambassador Cris Arcos, Director of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Looking at the achievements of the US DHS, benefits of the reorganisation and the international nature of homeland security threats

Confirmed Speakers:

·       Trevor Clement, Acting Director General, Emergency Management Australia

·       Christian Sommade, Executive Director, French High Committee for Civil Defence Click Here

·       Lidwijde Ongering, Deputy National Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Netherlands

·       B Raman, Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, former head of the counter-terrorism division of the Research & Analysis Wing.  Director, Institute for Topical Studies.

·       Max Maldacker, First Counsellor, Political, German Embassy, London

·       Dr Hans Born, Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

·       Roey Gilad, Minister-Counsellor for Political Affairs, Israeli embassy, London

·       Dr Lesley A. Connors, Senior Advisor, Japan’s Independent Institute

·       Kim Erskine, Director, Intelligence & Terrorism Analysis Group, Applied Marine Technology Inc. (AMTI)

·       Gareth Crossman, Policy Director, Liberty

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