Former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer to discuss national security

Author: Arlette Saenz


Former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer will present a talk titledSafeguarding America: National Security in the 21 st Centuryon Sept. 14 (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Notre Dames Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Department of Political Science, and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

Roemer was appointed in 2002 to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9-11 Commission), which issued its final report in 2004 on the terrorist attacks of Sept.11, 2001. He was the key author of legislation in the House to establish the commission.

Roemer, who earned masters and doctoral degrees from Notre Dame, currently serves as president of the Center for National Policy and is a distinguished scholar at George Mason Universitys Mercatus Center, a nonprofit research and educational institution dedicated to improving public policy outcomes.

From 1991 to 2003, Roemer represented the 3rd District of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.Before running for Congress, he served on the staffs of former U.S. Rep. John Brademas ofIndianaand U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini ofArizona.

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