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  • Jane Franklin
    These people understand our true national security interests. Jane Franklin http://janefranklin.info CC: From: rpoindexter@bellsouth.net Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011
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      These people understand our true national security interests.
      Jane Franklin
      http://janefranklin.info

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      From: rpoindexter@...
      Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 13:03:59 -0500
      Subject: US-Cuba Hurricane Conf invitation





      The Center for International PolicyIn Washington, D.C. And The Association of Gulf Coast
      Emergency ManagersTake Pleasure in inviting you to a
      Conference on U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in Defending Against
      Hurricanes July 21, 2011IP Casino and Resort, 850 Bayview
      Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 9:00 � 9:30 a.m.
      Coffee and registration 9:30 � 9:45 a.m. Opening remarks by Brigadier
      General Joe Spraggins, former Director of Emergency Management, Harrison
      County, MS during and after Hurricane Katrina.
      General Spraggins also has visited Cuba on three occasions, including
      trips with the Center for International Policy in 2008 and 2011. 9:45-10:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks by A.J. Holloway,
      Mayor, City of Biloxi, MS 10:00 � 11:30 a.m. Observations of a group of emergency
      managers who have just visited Cuba regarding the Cubans� success in defense
      against hurricanes. What can we learn
      from them? Moderator: Wayne S. Smith, Senior Fellow of the
      Center for International Policy and former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section
      in Havana (1979-82) Featured Speakers:Brigadier General Joe Spraggins; Connie Rocko, Supervisor of Emergency
      Management, District 5, Harrison County, MS; Rupert Lacy, Director of Emergency Management,
      Harrison County, MS;Sheryl Bracewell, Director of Emergency
      Management, Santa Rosa County, FL;Dexter Accardo, Director of Emergency
      Management, St. Tammany Parish, LA 11:30 � 11:45 a.m. � Break 11:45 � 12:30 p.m. -- U.S.-Cuban Cooperation in
      Tracking Hurricanes. Jose Rubiera, of the Cuban Meteorological Institute and
      Mike Reader, Chief Meteorologist, WLOX-TV, MS 12:30 p.m. - Adjournment Please RSVP
      to Joe Spraggins by July 15, 2011 at:jspraggins@... or 228-323-6718 IP Casino/Resort 1-888-946-2847 www.Ipbiloxi.comRoom rates
      are $119 for Wednesday, July 20 and $89 for Thursday, July 21, 2011The conference organizers
      wish to express our appreciation to the Ford Foundation and to Gulfstream Air
      Charters for their generous support, without which this conference would not
      have been possible.









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