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Day 1 (Nov 14)

7:15 Light Breakfast/Registration
8:15 Welcome:
Dr. Rick Luettich, Lead Principal Investigator, Coastal Resilience Center
Dr. Joe DiRenzo, Director of Research Partnerships at the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center
Master of Ceremonies: VADM Rob Parker, USCG (Ret.)
8:30 Keynote Speaker: Donald Hornstein, Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
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9:00   Session 1
Topic: Enhancing Resilience of Coastal & Maritime Systems: Port Resilience
Moderators: Dr. Gavin Smith, Director, Coastal Resilience Center
Todd Davison, Manager, Gulf, Southeast and Caribbean Region for the NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Panelist #1: Dr. Rachel Willis, Professor of American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Panelist #2: Dr. Betsy Smith, Senior Research Scientist Environmental Protection Agency’s National Exposure Research Lab
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Panelist #3: Dr. Robert Twilley, Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program / Lauren Morris, PhD candidate, Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University
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Panelist #4: Dr. Austin Becker, Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design, University of Rhode Island
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Panelist #5: Adam Rose, Research Professor, University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy
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10:30 Break 
11:00 Session 2
Topic: Enhancing Resilience of Coastal & Maritime Systems: Houston/Galveston, TX
Moderators: Tom Richardson, Transition Director, Coastal Resilience Center
Jeff Lillycrop, Technical Director, Navigation R&D, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center
Panelist #1: Dr. William Merrell, Chair of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston
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Panelist #2: Len Waterworth, Col. (Ret.), Executive Professor, Maritime Administration, Texas A&M University at Galveston
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Panelist #3: John Kennedy, Commissioner, Port of Houston
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Panelist #4: Sheri Willey, Civil Engineer/Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Galveston District
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12:15 Lunch 
1:00 Lunch Speaker: U.S. Rep. David Price
1:45 Keynote Speaker: Devon Streit, Deputy Asst. Secretary, Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, U.S. Department of Energy
2:15  Session 3
Topic: Enhancing Resilience of Coastal Infrastructure
Moderators: Dr. Hudson Jackson, Section Chief & Program Chair, Civil Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
CDR Brian Maggi, Teaching Staff, Engineering Department, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Brian Hill, Director, Western Gulf Gateway, U.S. Maritime Administration
Panelist #1: Dr. Melissa Allen, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Computational Science and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Panelist #2: Lisa Dickson, Associate Principal, Climate Risk and Resiliency, Arup
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Panelist #3: Randy Kee, Maj. Gen. USAF (Ret.), Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center
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Panelist #4: LCDR Mark Braxton, Construction Director, U.S. Coast Guard
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3:30  Break
4:00 Session 4
Topic: Resilience in a Complex Coastal System: Norfolk/Hampton Roads
Moderators: Dr. Michelle Covi, Asst. Professor of Practice, Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University
LCDR Blair Sweigart, Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Dr. Larry Atkinson, Professor of Oceanography, Old Dominion University
Panelist #1: Jim Redick, Director of Emergency Management City of Norfolk, Va.
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Panelist #2: Ann Phillips, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
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Panelist #3: Kit Chope, Vice President, Sustainability, The Port of Virginia
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Panelist #4: CAPT Richard Wester, Commander. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads
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 5:15  Adjourn for Day 1
 6:00  Dinner – Great Room at Top of the Hill 100 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
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Day 2 (Nov 15)  

7:00  APUS Student Breakfast
 7:30  Light Breakfast
8:15 Day 2 Welcome: Dr. Rick Luettich / Dr. Joe DiRenzo
8:30 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Flynn, Professor of Political Science; Co-Director, Kostas Research Institute; Director, Center for Resilience Studies, Northeastern University
9:15  Session 5
Topic: Cyber Resilience in the Maritime Transportation System
Moderators: CAPT David Moskoff, Professor, Marine Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Scott Blough, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies, Tiffin University
Panelist #1: CAPT Alex Soukhanov, Vice President, U.S. Maritime Resource Center
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Panelist #2: CAPT Drew Tucci, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound
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Panelist #3: Kate Belmont, Associate, Blank Rome LLP
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Panelist #4: Dr. Cliff Wang, U.S. Army Research Office (alt.)
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10:30 Breakout Sessions  See map
11:30 Report out from Breakout Sessions
 12:00 Symposium Wrap-up and Adjourn