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20 Years after 9/11: Are We Safe?
Join Ambassador James "Jim" S. Gilmore, III for an in-depth discussion on homeland security and domestic terrorism prevention. Gilmore’s presentation will assess the security landscape since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, reflecting on lessons learned as well as his administration’s response as governor of Virginia during this tumultuous time. Gilmore will lend his decades of expertise in security and intelligence to inform future trends related to terrorism prevention domestically and globally. The presentation will be followed by a brief session for audience questions.

William Pelfrey, Jr., Ph.D., professor in the School's Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program, will serve as the session moderator, and Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D., will provide opening remarks. The event will be recorded and shared through email and the Wilder School YouTube channel.

Closed captioning through Zoom will be available during the session. For more information, contact Stevan Dozier, director of development and alumni engagement, at doziers2@vcu.edu.

Oct 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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James “Jim” S. Gilmore, III
U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Ambassador James “Jim” S. Gilmore, III is former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In 1997, he was elected as Virginia's 68th Governor and led extensive work in economic development including trade missions abroad. From 1999 to 2003, Gilmore served as Chairman of the Congressional panel known as the “Gilmore Commission” to assess America’s capabilities to respond to a terrorist attack. Gilmore earned a B.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Virginia and a law degree at the UVA School of Law. He has served on several corporate boards of directors and as President and CEO of the American Opportunity Foundation. Today he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has lectured at the Potomac Institute on homeland security and terrorism issues.