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CENSA DC Dinner Series - Strange Bedfellows

  • 17 Feb 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Two-Nineteen Restaurant, Jackson Room, 219 King Street, Old Towne Alexandria, VA


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Strange Bedfellows: the Nexus between International Terrorism & Organized Criminal Networks




The Two-Nineteen Restaurant
Jackson Room
219 King Street,
Old Towne Alexandria, VA

The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs is pleased to announce as part of its DC Dinner Series an evening with special guest Professor Celina Realuyo on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 6PM in Alexandria.  Professor Realuyo is, among many other things, the Professor of Practice of National Security Affairs at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University.  Her wide-ranging experience includes prior service as a U.S. diplomat and senior U.S. foreign policy-maker as well as time spent as an international banker with Goldman Sachs.  She has unique insight into terrorist financing, having served as the Director of Counterterrorism Finance Programs in the Secretary of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism from 2002-2006.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the inner workings of emerging threat networks from a leading expert and policymaker in the intimate setting of the Jackson Room at the 219 Restaurant.


Cocktail will commence at 6:00PM. Dinner will be served at 7PM and includes an elegant three course meal in the Jackson Room.

The evening will be moderated by CENSA's DC Regional Director Andrew Brunsdon. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.  Chatham House Rules apply, as always.


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Cocktails start at 6:00PM
Dinner starts at 7:00pm

Prof. Celina Realuyo

Celina Realuyo is Professor of Practice at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University where she focuses on U.S. national security, illicit networks, transnational organized crime, counterterrorism and threat finance issues in the Americas. As a former U.S. diplomat, international banker with Goldman Sachs, U.S. foreign policy advisor under the Clinton and Bush Administrations, and professor of international security affairs at the National Defense, Georgetown, and George Washington Universities, Professor Realuyo has over two decades of international experience in the public, private, and academic sectors. She speaks regularly in English and Spanish on "Managing U.S. National Security in the New Global Security Environment,” “Following theMoney Trail to Combat Terrorism, Crime, and Corruption,” and "Combating Illicit Networks in an Age of Globalization." Professor Realuyo appears and comments regularly in the international media,including CNN en Espanol, Reuters, Voice of America, and Univision Radio.

Moderator: Andrew Brunsdon

Andrew Brunsdon is a strategy consultant for Deloitte Consulting, LLP and a recently separated U.S. Army Infantry officer. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and an accomplished small-unit leader; his background includes experience in multinational training exercises with NATO allies and other partnered militaries. Andrew currently works to develop opportunities for public-private partnership that can advance U.S. Foreign Policy initiatives. He is Regional Director for CENSA's DC chapter.


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