chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.
September 22, 2021

Conversation with Secretary Robert Gates: Civics as a National Security Imperative

Episode 191

To meet today's challenges, Americans must rediscover shared values, relearn the fundamentals of our constitutional republic, and re-form a sense of civic identity and commitment to our communities and across the nation. In this week’s episode, we are sharing an excellent conversation on civics featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, Suzanne Spaulding of CSIS, with opening remarks by Dr. John Hamre of CSIS. This conversation was originally recorded and broadcasted by CSIS as part of the CivXNow Civic Education Policy Summit.

View the original event.

Learn more about CivXNow Civic Education Policy Summit.

Dr. Robert Gates is the former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Suzanne Spaulding is a senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at CSIS.

Dr. John Hamre is the President and CEO of CSIS.


NSLT ep. 165, “National Security Lawyers on Civic Education as a National Security Imperative”