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Former Defense Secretary William Perry, who served during the Clinton administration, will be on Capitol Hill today to address the Democratic Study Group regarding national security.

Perry will “share his unique perspective on a range of issues confronting national security policymakers, including non-proliferation, the nuclear standoff with North Korea, and defense transformation,” Democratic Reps. David Scott (Ga.), Steve Israel (N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (Calif.) wrote in a “Dear Colleague” letter.

[IMGCAP(1)] Perry is a professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies. He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and co-director of the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard universities.

His presentation will kick off at 4 p.m. in Room 2255 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Continuity Discussion. George Mason University is hosting a lecture today on presidential succession and Congressional continuity from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Colleen Shogan, a professor of political science, will expound on perceived shortcomings of the current succession system and analyze the legal, economic and political consequences of proposed solutions.

Put on by the Mercatus Center at GMU, which counts former Rep. Tim Roemer (D-Ind.) as one of its members, the event is open to all staff, excluding interns.

— Amy Keller and Suzanne Nelson

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