Security and Prosperity: A Conversation with Tom Ridge

July 7, 2008

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge sat down with CNN correspondent Frank Sesno for a wide-ranging discussion concerning current and future foreign policy concerns. The interview is part of a series of episodes featured on “The Global Wire,” the webcast channel for the Center for U.S. Global Engagement.

Click here to view an excerpt of the interview.

Secretary Ridge, the former head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, spoke to the importance of embracing a “smart power” approach to foreign policy as the world becomes more and more interdependent. Ridge also discussed the leading international terrorist threats facing the world and how the United States can better welcome foreign visitors while also protecting the homeland.