JULY 25, 2018
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JULY 25, 2018

The world is less safe when scarcities of fresh water, food, and other resources lead to instability and conflict and when criminals profit from stealing its natural resources, including trafficking in illegal wildlife, timber, and fish.

Join the Natural Security Campaign on July 25, 2018, for a briefing, “Natural Security: How Investing in Global Conservation Protects U.S. Interests.”

A panel of experts from the national security and defense communities will explore how international conservation efforts help to combat transnational organized crime and extremist groups, fight corruption, head off instability and conflict, and protect U.S. jobs and supply chains.

Panelists will also outline how the U.S. leads the world in helping to conserve wildlife and globally important natural resources, in partnership with other countries, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Dirksen Senate Office Building Room SD-106
Constitution Ave., NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Use Constitution Ave. and 1st St., NE entrance

Featured speakers include:
The Honorable Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
The Honorable Chris Stewart (R-UT)
Dr. Leo Goff, CNA Military Advisory Board (Moderator)
Brigadier General Gerald Galloway (Ret.), A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
Sally Yozell, Stimson Center Environmental Security Program
Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Institution Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Dr. Louise Shelley, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), George Mason University

A light lunch and refreshments will be served at 12:00 p.m.
Program begins at 12:15 p.m.
This is a widely attended event.

The Natural Security Campaign is a collaboration among leading conservation organizations—
Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, and World Wildlife Fund.