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March 12, 2019

Former CIA official to discuss importance of public service at ABA event

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2019 —  Avril Haines, former deputy director of the CIA and deputy national security adviser, will discuss her career in public service at an American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security luncheon program from noon-1:30 p.m. ET Thursday, March 21, at the University Club in Washington, D.C.

“Strengthening American Democracy Through Service,” with Avril Haines
                  Sponsored by ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security 

Thursday, March 21
                 Noon-1:30 p.m. ET 

University Club
                   1135 16th St. NW 
                   Washington, D.C.  20036

Haines is a commissioner on the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, which was created in 2017 to develop ideas to foster a greater culture of military, national and public service among Americans and, in the process, strengthen our democracy and cultivate a national conversation.

Appearing with Haines will be Paul Lekas, former Department of Defense official and general counsel for the commission. They will share findings of the commission’s interim report — released in January — and discuss potential changes to the Selective Service System, including whether women could be required to register for the draft.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or [email protected]

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