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Adviser to discuss 'Preparing for the Worst,' Sept. 19

Frances Townsend, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, will present a talk titled "Preparing for the Worst," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Townsend was appointed to her post by President Bush in May 2004. She chairs the Homeland Security Council and reports to the president on U.S. homeland security policy and combating terrorism matters. She came to the White House from the U.S. Coast Guard, where she had served as assistant commandant for intelligence. Prior to that, she spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in a variety of senior positions.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Mathey College.

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