A Conversation with the Honorable Norman D. Dicks

Reflections on his career, his legacy, and the most challenging issues facing the United States today

On July 29, 2013, the Slade Gorton Policy Center hosted a roundtable discussion on critical issues facing the U.S. today including, cybersecurity, the U.S. strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific, intelligence-gathering vis-a-vis privacy issues, the state of the U.S. Congress, and other challenging topics with Congressman Norm Dicks.

The event was moderated by former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton and was attended by policy makers, business executives, non-profit leaders, congressional staff members, professors, and students.


PART 1: Welcoming Remarks and Opening Statement


    Creigh H. Agnew, President of the Slade Gorton Policy Center

Opening Statement

    Norman D. Dicks, Former Representative, Washington’s 6th Congressional District

PART 2: Audience Q&A


    Slade Gorton, Former United States Senator, Washington

Speaker Bio

Congressman Dicks was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 where he rose in the ranks to hold significant leadership positions, including chair of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee; chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; and, at retirement, serving as the ranking member on the full House Appropriations Committee. During his 37-year career, Congressman Dicks worked tirelessly on issues relating to the U.S. military & military families, the aerospace industry and the environment.