Lesley Visser moderates an OSAC panel at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of State held its 34th Annual Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) briefing in Washington, D.C. More than 1300 Diplomatic Security experts, Security Officers and Security Directors from Fortune 500 companies gathered to focus on the international security challenges of mutual concern. Hall of Fame Sportscaster Lesley Visser moderated a panel with Regional Security Officers, Julie Cabus (Iraq) Greg Levin (India), Christopher Rooks (Mexico) and Andrew Wroblewski (China). The RSOs discussed security in some of the most troubled areas of the world; from protesters in Hong Kong and rising Chinese tensions; to cartels in Mexico and the brutal murder of an American family in Chihuahua; to pollution and water scarcity in India. According to India’s Regional Security Officer, Greg Levin, the Air Quality Index in Los Angeles hovers around 30, in New Delhi, where the U.S. Embassy is located, it can rise to 700. In Iraq, the ongoing protests in Baghdad have killed or injured more than 15,000 people. The OSAC Annual Briefing – the interface between U.S. Security and the private sector – is the most significant OSAC event of the year.