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Artists’ Role in Homeland Security

A Conversation with the Chairman of Homeland Security.

United States Congressman Michael McCaul calls Austin home and loves music. He is also the most powerful member of the U.S. House of Representatives on matters of Homeland Security (as Chairman of that Committee). At SXSW, Chairman McCaul will join us for an enlightening discussion about how music can play a role in America’s security.


  1. What role can artists play to influence young people abroad?
  2. How can cultural exchange serve the interests of American security?
  3. Is Rock n Roll one of our best weapons?
  4. What is the role of the Homeland Security Committee?
  5. Who is Rep. Michael McCaul (his background, district, and priorities in Congress)



Daryl Friedman, Chief Advocacy & Industry Relations Officer, The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs)

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