Former 9/11 commissioner to speak

MOUNT VERNON – Tim Roemer, former congressman and 9/11 commissioner as well as current president of the Center for National Policy, will speak on “National Security Challenges in the 21st Century,” Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. in the Ringer Recital Studio at Cornell College.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Roemer served as congressman from the third district of Indiana from 1991-2003, and was a key sponsor of the legislation that created the 9/11 Commission.

Since leaving Congress in 2003, Roemer worked for the Center for National Policy, a non-partisan public policy organization concerned with global security. He has promoted ideas on national security issues on NBC Nightly News, CNN, FOX, NPR and in the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and others.

Roemer holds a Ph.D. in American Government from the University of Notre Dame. Roemer also earned his M.A. from Notre Dame and received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.

The Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy is the centerpiece of a distinctive academic program that provides students with exceptional training in applied economics and public policy, with a special emphasis on experiential learning. It seeks to teach students how economic analysis is applied to decision-making in business and the public sector. The objective is to enhance the ability of Cornell students to bridge the gap between theory and practice in their academic program. In doing so, Cornell produces first-rate liberal arts graduates who are well-prepared to enter the workplace, and embark on successful careers in business and public policy. The Berry Center has previously hosted Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, Jesse Shapiro, Emily Oster, and Kevin Murphy, among others.