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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Luncheon with Richard Falkenrah, Deputy Commissioner of Counter Terrorism, New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Reporting directly to Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, Dr. Falkenrath is responsible for the strategy, policy, and operations of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau. He oversees approximately 350 uniformed and civilian personnel assigned to the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, the Terrorism Threat Analysis Group, the City-Wide Counterterrorism Coordinator, the NYPD personnel assigned to the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the NYPD Counterterrorism Division.

From September 1993 until December 2000, Commissioner Falkenrath was at the Harvard Kennedy School, first as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center, then as Executive Director of the Center, and as Assistant Professor of Public Policy. In 2000, he served on the Bush-Cheney Transition team and later joined the White House Staff where he served continuously at a variety of posts until 2004. These posts included Director for Proliferation Strategy on the National Security Council staff; Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Policy and Plans within the Office of Homeland Security; and Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor. After leaving the White House, he became the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and was a security analyst at CNN until July 2006.

Commissioner Falkenrath is a graduate of Occidental College, with degrees in economics and international relations. He holds a Ph.D from the Department of War Studies at King's College London, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. Commissioner Falkenrath is the author or coauthor of, among many books, book chapters, articles, prepared statements for testimony, and op-eds, Nuclear Anarchy (1996) and America's Achilles Heel: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack (1998). He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.

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This event will be off the record.