-Global Community Trends 2030 --

The UNM National Security Studies Program 2012 Symposium provided a forward-looking view toward the year 2030 with presentations by top experts in national security. Topics included the evolution of terrorist threats to the United States; U.S. and South Asian relationships; NATO and its role in shaping world events; cyber trends; the changing Middle East; and the ‘New Nexus: Energy, Water and Environment.’

When: September 6-7, 2012 (10 AM to 4:30 PM each day)                                                        2012-symposium-main-image
Where: UNM Student Union Building, Ballroom A

Thursday, 6th September 2012

10:00 - 10:10 a.m.
UNM National Security Program (NSSP) Introductions
James Tegnelia, Senior Advisory Board Member, NSSP and Research Professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, UNM

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Lieutenant General Bradley Hosmer, USAF (retired), Regent, UNM

10:30 a.m.
Key Trends by 2030: How have they shifted from previous GT reports
Michael Jeffress, Director of Global and Emerging Issues, U.S. National Intelligence Council

11:30 a.m.
Projected evolution of terrorist threats to the U.S.
Javed Ali, Deputy National Intelligence Officer, Office of Transnational Threats, U.S. National Intelligence Council

12:30 p.m.
Lunch
Mesa Vista Northwest Courtyard

1:30 p.m.
Is a positive future possible for U.S./Pakistani relations?
Steven Maloney, Former Consul General, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan, State Department Ambassador in Residence, UNM

2:30 p.m.
Panel: NATO and its role in shaping world events
James Tegnelia, former Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Research Professor (ChNE) UNM
Thomas Wright, Fellow at Brookings Institution, Managing Global Order Project

3:30 p.m.
What the changing Middle East will be and mean to the U.S. over the next two decades
Emile Nakhleh, former director of the CIA Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program and Research Professor (Poli.Sci.) UNM

Friday, 7th September 2012

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
UNM National Security Program (NSSP) Introductions
Emile Nakhleh, Senior Advisory Board, NSSP, Research Professor (Poli. Sci.) UNM

10:10am – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks – day two
Cheo Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs, UNM (invited)

10:15 a.m.
South Asia security, nonproliferation and the war on terrorism in South Asia
Timothy D. Hoyt, Professor, Strategy and Policy Department and John Nicholas Brown Chair of Counterterrorism Studies U.S. Naval War College

11:15 a.m.
China and South East Asia Critical Focus
Paul Heer, National Intelligence Officer for China, National Intelligence Council

12:30 p.m.
Lunch
Mesa Vista Northwest Courtyard

1:30 p.m.
The New Nexus: Energy, Water, Environment and Security
Howard Passell, Earth Systems Analysis Department, Sandia National Laboratories

2:30 p.m.
Panel: Cyber Trends what are coming challenges to world security and privacy
Alexander (Alex) Cochran III, Technical Director, Global Analysis Strategic Initiatives Group, BAE Systems
James Peery, Director , Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics Center, Sandia National Laboratories

3:30 p.m.
Panel: Intelligence Community Career Opportunities
Emile Nakhleh, Panel Moderator
Special Agent Alicja Raymond, Albuquerque office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Joint Terrorism Task Force
National Intelligence Community (IC) careers and internships
UNM students who are recent IC interns

4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Frank Gilfeather, Director NSSP at UNM