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Global Campaign against IEDs: Campaign Events

Events supporting the Global Campaign against IEDs will be announced on this page.  If you would like to be notified of upcoming events, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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Upcoming Events

 

Gov Sec 2013

GovSec 2012

The Global Campaign against IEDs will host a series of events at GovSec 2013 May 12-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Completed Events

 

Minnesota Symposium on Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness

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November 13 – 14, 2012, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

The Global IED Threat: From Around the World to the Homeland – See the M-Step Website

 

Staff Briefing: Why Congress should unite against IEDs

Hosted by: Representative Elton Gallegly

Monday, 23 April 2012, 2pm - 3pm
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Featured:

LTG (USA, Ret) Francis Kearney, Former Deputy Director, Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counter Terrorism Center and Col (USA, Ret) Robert C. Morris, Jr., Founder, Partners International Foundation both representing the Global Campaign against IEDs.

LTG Kearney and COL Morris presented a brief covering the impact of IEDs on Veterans, global stability, and homeland security with an emphasis on the Letter to the President from the House of Representatives.

Download a PDF version of the invitation (153 KB).

 

Gov Sec 2012

GovSec 2012

 

The Global Campaign against IEDs hosted two panels and a special Key Stakeholder’s event at GovSec 2012 April 2-4 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

 

1) The Global IED Epidemic: Much More than Just a Military Problem(April 3, 2012: Time: 3:15PM – 4:15PM)

Panel Members included:

Gerald Gahima – Former Chief Justice of the Rwanda Supreme Court, leading expert in rule of law, conflict resolution, and post conflict resolution.

BG(P) Austin Miller – Deputy Director, Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)

COL (Ret) Bob Morris (Moderator) – Global Campaign against IEDs

Jim Young - Google, Department of Defense Programs

Primary Learning Objectives

  • A thorough understanding of the complexity and scope of the Global IED Threat; the emerging epidemic, and the need for a holistic public-private international solution.
  • Using the approach for law enforcement on the federal, state and local level to protect their communities and critical infrastructure from domestic and international terrorism, homeland security and a partnering in terrorism investigations.
  • The essential role and power of social media in combating the IED threat with its associated terrorism components and technology enablers available.
 

2) The Power of Social Media in Combating Terrorism(April 4, 2012: Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM)

Panel Members Included:

Gerald Gahima – Former Chief Justice of the Rwanda Supreme Court, leading expert in rule of law, conflict resolution, and post conflict resolution.

LTG (Ret) Francis H. Kearney, III – Former Deputy Director, Strategic Operations Planning at the National Counter-Terrorism Center

COL (Ret) Bob Morris (Moderator) – Global Campaign against IEDs

Chief of Police (Ret) David Peck – Former Chief of Police, Fairfield, Connecticut

Steve Ressler – Founder, GovLoop

Jim Young - Google, Department of Defense Programs

Primary Learning Objectives:

 

  • Understand the power and potential of Social Media in combatting Global Terrorism and particularly IEDs.
  • Explore existing and potential technology enablers tand how they can support existing public-provate security efforts.
  • Develop potential solutions and partnership opportunities as well as secure commitments of support from participants.
 

3) By invitation only closed door session for potential international stakeholders (April 4, 2012 Time: 8:30am – 11:30am):

This was not connected to GovSec and was only open to select invitees by the Global Campaign against IEDs.  Ambassadors or their representatives from 20 Embassies in the United States were invited. Germany, Canada, and Norway agreed to provide representatives. Germany facilitated invite to representatives of other embassies as well.  This open dialogue, non-attribution session:

  1. provided details on the Global Campaign against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) for coordination and input;
  2. opened a dialogue on the global threat from IEDs;
  3. updated participants on our efforts with the United States Government (including its Agencies, Congress, and President); and
  4. obtained input on the Global Campaign itself and how we can secure support from Nations and its government to include a planned Global Summit on IEDs.
 

Although the Global Campaign against IEDs and Partners International Foundation as neutral parties and non-profit entities are not affiliated with GovSec, its organizers, or vendors in any way, GovSec agreed to support the Global campaign’s work through in-kind donations.