Karen Durham-Aguilera, Director, Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security; Director of Task Force Hope in New Orleans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mark Schleifstein, Environmental Reporter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
With Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Karen Durham-Aguilera, P.E., is the Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. A member of the Senior Executive Service, she is responsible for leadership of the USACE Homeland Security missions in support of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Defense.
Hurricane and environment reporter Mark Schleifstein has been with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune since 1984. His stories were among those honored with 2006 Public Service and Breaking News Pulitzer Prizes for Katrina coverage.