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WHAT: U.S. Representative and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith (D-WA) joined Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. for a strategic conversation discussing U.S. foreign and national security policy.
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee
Now in his 10th term, Congressman Smith is a senior member in the House of Representatives. Having served on the House Armed Services Committee since 1997, Rep. Smith formerly chaired the subcommittee on Air and Land Forces (ALF), which has jurisdiction over all Army and nearly all Air Force acquisition programs. Prior to serving as Chair of ALF, Rep. Smith chaired the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities subcommittee, which oversees the United States Special Operations Forces and counter-terrorism policy, among other critical areas. Rep. Smith has also previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He has supported efforts to reform American foreign assistance, introduced legislation to address global poverty, and created the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance (CCEFA) with Congressman Ander Crenshaw.
Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors, Stimson Center
Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr. is President of Palmer Coates, non-attorney Senior Adviser at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Senior Adviser at Seatrec, Inc. and a Director and member of the National Executive Committee of the U.S. Water Partnership. He was U.S. Special Envoy for man-portable air defense systems threat reduction from 2008-2009 and Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs from 2001-2005. Bloomfield previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs (1992-1993); Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1991-1992); and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1988-1989), among other policy positions in the Defense Department dating to 1981. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
For a schedule of forthcoming Stimson Center events, click here. This event was sponsored by the Peterson Foundation.