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Economics | Conference: The Impact of Homeland Security

The Impact of Homeland Security Policies, Regulations, and Processes on the Private Sector

Join the American University Department of Economics for an economics roundtable on immigration and visa policy, business responsiveness, and cyber security. By bringing key members primarily from academia and the private sector, the roundtable will address how homeland security can be provided in a more efficient manner in America.
 

Schedule

   

8:15-8:40, Registration/Coffee

 

8:40-8:45, Introduction

Marvin Fell, Economist, Office of Policy Development, DHS

 

8:45-9:00, Plenary Speaker

Douglas A. Smith, Assistant Secretary, Private Sector Office, DHS

 

9:00-10:15, Session I: Immigration & Visa Policy

Moderator, Robert Lerman, Professor of Economics, American University

James Jay Carafano, Deputy Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies The Heritage Foundation

Presentation: “Building a Better Border”

Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Presentation: “Strategies to Maximize the Domestic Economic Growth Impact of Immigration”

Madeleine Sumption, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute

Presentation: “Private Sector Reactions to US Immigration Policies”

 

10:15-10:30, Coffee Break

 

10:30-12:00, Session II: Business Responsiveness

Moderator, Ralph Sonenshine, Assistant Professor of Economics, American University

Richard “Rich” Cooper, Principal, Catalyst Partners, LLC.

Presentation: “Resigned Frustration” - State of the Homeland Security Industry”

Douglas Doan, Executive Committee, Border Trade Alliance

Presentation: “Learning from Past Failures: Or, Why Everything You Know (Well Almost) about Homeland Security Is Wrong and What You Can Do to Fix It”

Jerry Ellig, Senior Research Fellow, George Mason University, Mercatus Center

Presentation: “Assessing the Impact on the Private Sector through Regulatory Impact Analyses”

 

12:00-12:30, Lunch & Speaker

Walter Park, Associate Professor of Economics, American University

Introduce Assistant Secretary

Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development, DHS

Speech: "The Importance of Meaningful Collaboration and Engagement with Stakeholders in Policy Development”

 

12:30-2:15, Session III: Cyber Security

Moderator, Robert Feinberg, Professor of Economics, American University

Lewis Yamin, Detective Sergeant and Daniel Montalvo, Senior Forensic Investigator, Cyber & Electronic Crimes Unit, Baltimore Police Department

Presentation: “A Law Enforcement Perspective on Cyber Security”

Steve Bucci, Associate Partner, Cyber Security Lead, Global Leadership Initiative IBM Public Sector, Global Business Services

Presentation: “Our Most Likely Cyber Threat”

Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Law, George Mason University, Mercatus Center

Presentation: “The Impact of Government Regulation of Cyber Security”

Gary Shiffman, Director of Homeland Security Studies and Visiting Professor, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University

Presentation: “Cyber Security or Border Screening”

 

2:15-2:30, Wrap-up

Walter Park, Associate Professor of Economics, American University


WHERE/WHEN
Mary Graydon Center 4,
AU Main Campus,
November 17, 2010
 

RSVP
by Friday, November 5, 2010:
esohn22@gmail.com
 

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