Brian Kamoie ’93 Featured on C-SPAN
He has overseen everything from H1N1 to the Fukushima, Japan, disaster
June 19, 2012
Dickinson College founder Dr. Benjamin Rush—a signer of the Declaration of Independence—defined “American patriotism” as participation in public service through employment or volunteerism. Advancing democracy through service remains central to Dickinson’s mission, and Rush’s vision is alive and well in alumni such as Brian Kamoie ’93, senior director for Preparedness Policy on the National Security staff of the White House.
Brian Lamb, host of C-SPAN’s Q&A, interviewed Kamoie about how his early life and how his time at Dickinson helped prepare him for government service; about his work in both the Bush and Obama administrations; and his role during a time of a record number of presidentially declared disasters and emergencies in the United States. Kamoie also talks about his passion for the United States Senate Youth Program. In 1989, Kamoie was one of the students selected to join in the U.S. Senate Youth Program. The program brings high-school students from 50 states to Washington, D.C., for a week of government and leadership education.