US-Cuba Hurricane Conf invitation
- These people understand our true national security interests.
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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