The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Director's Lunch on "Intelligence Requirements for Counterproliferation" with U.S. Senator Bob Graham.

Senator Graham is now in his third term serving the people of Florida in the United States
Senate. Having served on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for 10 years, including 18 months as chairman in 2001 and 2002, he is a recognized leader of our nations' counter terrorism efforts. Additionally, he co-chaired the House-Senate Joint Inquiry into the terrorist attacks of
September 11, 2001. Following the release of a declassified version in July 2003, Senator Graham sponsored legislation aimed at enacting the Joint Inquirys' recommendations for reform of the Intelligence Community.

Senator Graham was the primary author of the portions of the USA PATRIOT Act which mandate greater information sharing among foreign intelligence and domestic law-enforcement agencies to help fight a unified war on terrorism. He was also the chief sponsor of a five-year plan for bolstering our intelligence capabilities, contained in the Fiscal Year 2002 and Fiscal year 2003 Intelligence Authorization Bills.

In the 108th Congress, Senator Graham is a senior member of the Finance Committee and the committees on Environment and Public Works, Energy and Natural Resources and Veterans Affairs, where he is the top-ranking Democrat.