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A National Security Crisis: Foreign Language Capabilities in the Federal Government

Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Panel I

  • The Honorable  Eduardo Ochoa
    Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education
    U.S. Department of Education
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  • The Honorable  Linda Thomas- Greenfield
    Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources
    U.S. Department of State
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  • Laura Junor, Ph.D.
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness
    U.S. Department of Defense
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  • Ms.  Tracey North
    Deputy Assistant Director, Intelligence Operations Branch, Directorate of Intelligence
    Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice
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  • Mr.  Glen Nordin
    Principal Foreign Language and Area Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Intelligence
    U.S. Department of Defense (Representing the Director of National Intelligence)
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Panel II

  • Mr.  Andrew Lawless
    Member of the Globalization and Localization Association and Chief Executive Officer
    Dig-IT Strategies for Content Globalization
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  • Allan Goodman, Ph.D.
    Member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security and President of the Institute for International Education
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  • Daniel Davidson, Ph.D.
    President of American Councils for International Education and Elected President of the Joint National Committee for Languages
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Panel III

  • Ms.  Shauna Kaplan
    5th Grade Student, Providence Elementary School
    Fairfax County, Virginia
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  • Ms.  Paula Patrick
    Coordinator of World Languages
    Fairfax County Public Schools
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  • Ms.  Michelle Dressner
    2010 Participant, National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program
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  • Mr.  Jeffrey Wood
    2010 Participant, National Security Language Initiative for Youth Program
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  • Major  Gregory Mitchell
    1995 Fellow for the David L. Boren Fellowship Program