New York Foreign Press Center
U.S. Department of State
WHAT: New York Foreign Press Center On-The-Record Briefing
BRIEFER: Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of
TOPIC: WikiLeaks and other Global Events
WHEN: Tuesday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 799 United Nations Plaza, New York, N.Y. Tenth Floor Press
Briefing Room. (Please use 45th Street entrance.)
RSVP: Please reply to this email
Foreign Media Only, Please
Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley previously served as a Senior Fellow and Director
of Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress.
He has authored several studies on homeland and national security issues,
including Safe at Home, a detailed strategy to protect the American
homeland, improve national preparedness and rebuild U.S. standing in the
world; Keeping Bombs Off Planes, an analysis of air cargo security
requirements (with co-author Bruce Butterworth), and Time to Act, which
outlined how to best implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
Crowley has also testified before both the House and Senate on the need for
stronger chemical security regulation.
P.J. is a frequent guest on network news programs, having appeared on the
CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Lehrer NewsHour, Countdown with Keith
Olbermann, Hardball with Chris Matthews and the O'Reilly Factor, as well as
the Diane Rehm Show, On Point and Talk of the Nation on NPR. His opinion
articles have been published in leading newspapers such as the Baltimore
Sun, Denver Post, New York Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle
Post-Intelligencer and Washington Times.
During the Clinton administration, Crowley was Special Assistant to the
President of the United States for National Security Affairs and served on
the staff of the National Security Council. Prior to that, he was Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Crowley served in
the Air Force for 26 years, retiring at the rank of colonel in September
1999. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During
the Kosovo conflict, he was temporarily assigned to work with then NATO
Secretary General Javier Solana.
Prior to joining the Center for American Progress, he served as vice
president of the Insurance Information Institute, focusing on strategic
industry issues that included the impact of terrorism on commercial
insurance in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy. A native of
Massachusetts, P.J. is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. He is
married to Paula E. Kougeas, also a retired Air Force colonel and now a
teacher. They have two children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.
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