Women. Power. Peace.

Budget Sequestration and U.S. Defense

The Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP) and Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (Georgia WAND) invite you to join a national security expert and a Georgia state representative for a briefing and Q+A session on the impact of the looming “fiscal cliff” on U.S. defense and national security. View the flyer here.  This meeting will address how federal austerity will test U.S. defense strategy and programs, at both the national and local levels.  Specifically, the panelists will discuss:

  • The current automatic budget cuts slated for early 2013, called “sequestration”
  • The implications of cuts mandated by defense sequestration on U.S. strategy, commitments, and programs
  • The impact these budget cuts may have on Georgia
  • Tangible alternatives to slated budget cuts, including clear areas of Pentagon waste
  • Prospects for reshaping the Pentagon budget to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. defense and national security over the long-term

WHO:  A panel of Pentagon and budget experts, including Georgia elected officials:

Colonel Richard Klass

Host:

Dr. Adam Stulberg, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Moderator:

State Senator Nan Orrock, Georgia’s 36th district

Panelists:

Colonel Richard L. (Dick) Klass, U.S. Air Force

 

State Representative Scott Holcomb, Georgia’s 82nd district, member of Defense & Veterans Affairs committee

 

WHEN:

 Wednesday, August 29, 2012

12:00pm-1:30pm

 

WHERE:

 Georgia Institute of Technology

Wardlaw Gordy Room

177 North Avenue

Atlanta, Georgia 30332

Contact Us

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone

info@georgiawand.org

Georgia WAND is funded by:

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newmexico

southern partners fund