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The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

About Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Following the events of September 11, 2001, the Rockefeller Institute sponsored a series of symposia, funded by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New York, entitled “The Role of ‘Home’ in Homeland Security: The Challenge for State and Local Governments.”

This series convened nationally recognized experts to contemplate the most acute challenges to state and local governments and identify what government must do to make our nation more secure.

State and local governments have long served as “first responders” to terrorist attacks and other disasters. These governments also have important roles to play in the interdiction of terrorists before they can attack and in the protection of potential terrorist targets.

The transcripts from these symposia are available below: