Live podcast hosted by Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert and Jewel Gilbert
Topic: Live Podcast: FBI, CIA & Homeland Security
When: Tuesday 03/28/2023 at 2:00 pm ET
Join us weekly as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! The audience is not on camera but is encouraged to ask questions via the Q&A.
Meet the Guest
Dustin Carmack is a research fellow for cybersecurity, intelligence, and emerging technologies at The Heritage Foundation.
Carmack studies and writes about evolving domestic and international technology trends, “Big Tech”, national security, and intelligence issues.
Before joining Heritage, Carmack worked at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as Chief of Staff for the Director of National Intelligence, where he worked on cybersecurity and the continuing impact of the SolarWinds breach, space-based technology and intelligence threats, election security threats, IC ethics of artificial intelligence principles and framework, response from the IC to COVID-19, and the strategic national security threat of China, among other issues.
Before his time at ODNI, he worked in the House of Representatives as Chief of Staff to Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04) and Congressman Ron DeSantis (FL-06). In this role, he served as the principal policy, communications, and political advisor to the congressmen who served collectively on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Judiciary, Homeland Security, Oversight & Government Reform, and Ethics Committees. Before going to the Hill, Dustin worked at Heritage Action for America as the House and Senate Legislative Strategist. He also worked at The Heritage Foundation as the Deputy Executive Branch Liaison and Legislative Events Coordinator.
Carmack holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He also studied as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Tel Aviv University in Israel where he pursued a Masters in Middle Eastern History, Hebrew, and Arabic.
He earned the Director of National Intelligence’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service and exceptional contribution to the mission of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In addition, he was a 2019 Class Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
He and his wife, Hannah, currently reside in Washington, D.C., with their two four-legged children.
Meet the Hosts
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in television’s Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution and has given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America, a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission. She is currently serving as one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026!
Tova Love Kaplan is a student at Harvard University. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We The Future” Contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic