Partners in Prevention: Pragmatic Steps To 21st-Century Public-Private Partnerships


DateThursday, May 29, 2014
Time9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
LocationThe Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

Following an 18-month collaboration with industry, Stimson's Partners in Prevention Task Force unveils targeted recommendations for modernizing public-private cooperation to advance both US security and economic competitiveness.

Keynote remarks by:

Rand Beers 
Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security

Also featuring a panel of industry leaders including:

Jeff Merrell
VP, Strategic Export Control, Rolls-Royce North America

Geoff Powell
President, CH Powell Co.

Jennifer Sanford
Senior Manager, International Trade & Energy Policy, Cisco


Engaging industry is now essential in addressing transnational security challenges ranging from the proliferation of dual-use goods and technologies to trafficking in drugs, arms and other contraband. The Stimson Center and the National Foreign Trade Council invite you to a discussion on how government and industry can more effectively promote both security and economic competitiveness for sustainable public-private partnerships.

About the Task Force: Following over 18 months of collaboration with high-tech manufacturers and service providers, transport and logistics firms, and insurance providers, Stimson’s Partners in Prevention Task Force issued its recommendations to US government and industry stakeholders for targeted, pragmatic steps to partnerships that better serve the interests of both constituencies. The Task Force was chaired by Jay Cohen (RADM, USN, Ret) and included business leaders with senior-level experience at organizations including Allergan, Liberty Mutual, Maersk Line, and the US Council for International Business.

Media: Members of the media may request an embargoed copy of the Task Force report by contacting Jim Baird at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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