Spring Symposium 2018

Global, National, and Human Security:

Reflections on the Next Decade

April 2-3, 2018, All events in UNM SUB Ballroom A 

President Trump has upended international agreements and is setting new directions which are impacting global, national, and human security.  Where might this take us relative to some key concerns, such as: cyber disruption, nuclear weapons, terrorism, migration, governance and the rule of law, climate change, and human conditions? 

DAY 1 - Monday April 2, 2018

9:30 AM Welcoming Remarks: UNM Provost, Chaouki Abdallah 9:45 AM  Setting the Stage: Lieutenant General (ret) Bradley Hosmer  

10:00 AM  Keynote: Nexus of Technology, Science, and National Security, Rob Leland, Associate Lab Director, Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Lab   

11:15 AM  Panel 1: Regional Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities, Moderator:  Prof. Kathy Powers   • Middle East and Terrorism, Prof. Emile Nakhleh • Europe and Russia, Prof. Erika Monahan  

12:15 PM Lunch  

1:00 PM  Panel 2:  UNM NSSP and GNSPI Briefs (UNM students) - situation and policy briefs, Moderator: Judith Yandoh,  • Gerald Torres, Delaney Nicole Grimes, Julisa Rodriguez, Gabriela Moreno, Victoria Valdez, Carly Anderson   

2:00 PM  Break  

2:15 PM  Panel 3:  Conflict and Security Issues, Moderator: Prof. William Pockman • Climate Change, the U.S. vs World Path, Prof. David S. Gutzler • Food and Water as a Security Indicator, Prof. Chris Duvall, • Refugee and Migration Issues, Prof. Wendy Hansen

3:30 PM  Panel 4: The UN in the "America First" Era, UNM Model UN students, Moderator: Dr. Ken Carpenter • Sarah Hogan, James Campbell, Sara Rita Pilar Gutierrez, Anand Macherla, Giselle Weiss

 4:00 PM  Reception and Continuing Discussion Hosted by UNM NSSP students.

DAY 2, Tuesday April 3, 2018

9:30 AM  Keynote Address:  What Issues Face Global Security? A Perspective from the Intelligence Community, Andrew Makridis, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, CIA   

10:45 AM  Plenary Address:  The Face of Domestic Terrorism in the Coming Decade, Dr. Gary LaFree, Director of START, DHS Center on Terrorism, University of Maryland.  

12:00 PM Lunch Address: The Importance of U.S. Relations with the Americas, Ambassador Michael A. Hammer, Senior Vice President, National Defense University  

1:15 PM  Plenary Address:  Is Democracy Yielding to Authoritarianism as The Preferred World Governance?  Stewart Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations  

2:30 PM  Career Panel, Moderator, Patrick Dowden, DIA • Agencies: DIA, CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS, State Dept. and others  

3:30 - 5:00 PM  Mini Intelligence/Security Career Fair: Location Career Services Conference Room and Atrium. UAEC Building, Building 85, Room 220 (East of the SUB)

Here is a link to the PDF.

Announcement is here.