American Security Project Board Member Raj Fernando Participates in Board Meeting

Last week I participated in the American Security Project’s (ASP) board meeting. ASP is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to raising the public’s awareness and understanding of critical national security issues. ASP also analyzes current threats and topics to help develop a bipartisan national security strategy to ensure our country’s safety.

As an organization, we look to our staff of fellows, our board members, as well as external experts, for fresh ideas and perspectives to help us develop our vision for security in the 21st century. By engaging directly, in open dialogue, with the public, we are able to inform citizens of the dangers and opportunities of the 21st century, the spectrum of available responses, and the benefits and drawbacks of each course of action.

ASP’s mission is something that I believe in strongly, which is why I am proud to be an active member of the board of directors for the American Security Project. As a cohesive organization I feel that, through our educational discussions, we are building a stronger, collaborative, more informed community working towards a safer America.

In addition to the ASP, Raj Fernando is a member of several organizations and associations.  Connect with Raj Fernando on LinkedIn to learn more about his organizations.

Media Coverage of The American Security Project Discussion

Here is some additional media from the American Security Project‘s recent discussion, “American Competitiveness and National Security“. This event provided an excellent opportunity for myself and fellow speakers, Christine Todd Whitman, Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), and August Cole to discuss the vital issue of our nation’s security and what key factors play a significant role in ensuring our protection.

Here is the video footage of our discussion.



Here are some photographs of the event.

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The American Security Project Discussion Invites Raj Fernando

As a board member of the American Security Project (ASP), I spoke at the ASP’s recent discussion, “American Competitiveness and National Security”, on November 28th. The event was centered on how repairing the U.S.’s declining global competitiveness is imperative to maintaining national security.

In addition to myself, the event was chaired by Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA administrator and governor of New Jersey; Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), CEO of the American Security Project; and August Cole, adjunct fellow at the American Security Project. In conjunction with this engaging conversation, the ASP released a report, American Competitiveness:

A matter of national security, meant to complement our dialogue and serve as a call to action. The report provides decision makers in the public and private sectors with a new way of thinking about how they can improve America’s national security by fosteringthe nation’s competitiveness.

In my view, as a nation, it is critical that we consider the future of our country in terms of investing in infrastructure, immigration, education, and innovation, while not forgetting the importance of growing our way out of our financial deficit.

The ASP is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.

Read more about Raj Fernando on the American Security Project Board of Directors page.