The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Director's Lunch on "Public and Private Sectors in Homeland Security: A Dysfunctional Relationship" with George Vradenburg. Mr. Vradenburg was appointed by Secretary Tom Ridge to the Private Sector Senior Advisory Committee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He has also chaired business and nonprofit Task Forces on Emergency Preparedness for the Greater Washington Region.

Prior to December 2003, Mr. Vradenburg was Strategic Advisor, AOL Time Warner. Mr. Vradenburg joined America Online as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in early 1997 and in 1999 was named Senior Vice President for Global and Strategic Policy. In January 2001, Mr. Vradenburg was named Executive Vice President for Global and Strategic Policy for AOL Time Warner. In these roles, Mr. Vradenburg set the Company’s strategy to create a policy framework for the Internet and media designed to cultivate economic, social and civic value around the world.

Prior to joining America Online, Mr. Vradenburg served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CBS, Inc., and as Executive Vice President of Fox, Inc. He also served as a senior partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and as co-chair of its Entertainment & Media Practice Group.

Please join us for what is sure to be a stimulating and informative discussion.