Platform Drafting Committee
2004 Democratic National Convention
Platform Drafting Committee Hearing
"Protecting America's National Security"

9:45 a.m., June 5, 2004
Royal Ballroom, Student Union, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

9:45 a.m. Call to Order by Drafting Committee Chair Congresswoman Rosa Delauro
9:50 a.m. Welcome to Louisiana -- State Party Chair Mike Skinner
10:00 a.m. Hon. Gary Hart
10:40 a.m. William Detweiler, Past National Commander, The American Legion
11:00 a.m. Panel -- Iraq and Its Future
  • Gen. William Nash, (ret.)
  • Gen. Johnnie Edward Wilson, (ret.)
  • Paul Rieckhoff, Operation Iraq Freedom Veteran
  • Hali Jilani, working with an NGO to help rebuild Iraq
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:05 p.m. Panel -- Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Dr. Ash Carter, Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project & Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for National Security Policy
  • Dr. Sidney Drell, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution for War, Peace and Revolution
  • Robert Einhorn, International Security Program Senior Advisor, CSIS
  • Rose Gottemoeller, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2:05 p.m. Panel -- US Relations and the World
  • Hon. Robert E. Hunter, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO
  • John Shattuck, CEO, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation & Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
2:45 p.m. Jeff Smith, Former General Counsel, CIA
3:05 p.m. Panel -- Military Strength
  • David Autry, Deputy National Director of Communications, Disabled Veterans of America
  • Michele Flournoy, International Security Program Advisor, CSIS
  • John White, Chair John F. Kennedy School for Government Middle East Initiative & Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Note: The above schedule is as it happened; Hali Jilani was a late addition.