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Saturday, September 28 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The Threat Assessment

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Is our homeland secure?

Presented by The University of Texas at Austin.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Amna Nawaz

National Correspondent and Substitute Anchor for PBS NewsHour
Nawaz has been a national correspondent and primary substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour since 2018. Previously, she worked as an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, where she anchored election and breaking news coverage, and she spent several years as NBC’s Islamabad bureau chief... Read More →

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Jeh Johnson

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Johnson led the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017, where he was responsible for national security issues. He is currently a regular commentator on outlets including NBC, BBC and CNN. During the Obama administration, Johnson served as general counsel of the U.S... Read More →
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Michael McCaul

U.S. Representative
McCaul has represented Texas’ 10th Congressional District since 2005. He currently sits on the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security committees and is the founder of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus. Previously, he served as chief of counterterrorism and national security... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
The University of Texas at Austin Tent