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Flooding the Gates: Happy Hour and Discussion with Congressman Beyer and Lieutenant General Norm Seip
February 11

Flooding the Gates: Happy Hour and Discussion with Congressman Beyer and Lieutenant General Norm Seip

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Climate change is a significant challenge for the U.S. and the globe. Rising seas, intense storms, and extreme drought threaten our communities, cities, and military infrastructure. Effective response will require the collaboration of a broad range of stakeholders to develop sound solutions.

Join Lieutenant General Norm Seip, USAF (Ret) and Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia for drinks and a discussion on the threat of climate change to our national security, legislative efforts to address the threat, and what solutions are needed going forward. Discussion will be moderated by ASP Climate Security Program Manager Esther Sperling.



Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

Where: American Security Project

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue

Lower Level Lobby

Washington, DC 20004

Join us for drinks and a discussion on the national security implications of climate change.  



About the Speakers

Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia is a vocal supporter of action on climate change, particularly when it helps communities build resiliency and develop. The Congressman is serving his third term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves on the House Committees on Ways and Means and Science Space and Technology, and is a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Climate Change Task Force. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998, and was Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Obama.


Lieutenant General Norm Seip, USAF (Ret) served in the Air Force for 35 years. His last assignment was Commander of 12th Air Force, comprised of seven active-duty wings and two direct-reporting units in the Western and Midwestern United States. The fighter and bomber wings under his command possessed over 400 aircraft and had more than 33,000 active-duty military and civilian assigned personnel. He was a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft and has flown in support of numerous military operations and contingencies around the world.

He is an independent consultant focused on defense and national security related matters. He is a Senior Mentor for the Air Force and also serves, pro bono, as the Chairman of the Board, Council for a Strong America; Military Advisory Board, Truman National Security Project; National Security Advisory Council, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; and International Advisory Board, 911 Fund. Lt Gen Seip is also a board member of ASP.

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